Design of Children's Wearable Moxibustion Instrument Based on Emotional Design Theory

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Authors: Yanyu LiuHong Chen

Abstract: Research For children, the excessive use of antibiotics treatment will damage the liver and kidney functions of children, produce drug resistance, affect the health of children, and traditional Chinese medicine has the characteristics of safety, effective and green, among which children moxibustion application has been widely recognized, and the family traditional Chinese medicine health equipment for children is of great significance. Current studies believe that moxibustion plays the function of dredging meridians and regulating the whole body through three aspects: thermal action, near infrared action and biochemical action. But for children, the skin is delicate, and the nerve is weak. The traditional diagnosis and treatment method of moxibustion has some problems, such as heavy smoke smell, difficult time and temperature control, and complex operation. Besides, the quality of electronic moxibustion products on the market is uneven, and children have not been subdivided. The product design of moxibustion instrument that fully considers the physiological and psychological characteristics of users can have good physiotherapy effect and user experience.Research objective: Emotional design has three different dimensions, namely instinct, behavior and reflection, to study the cognitive response and psychological experience of users to products and apply it in design. This paper aims to explore children as the target user group, focus on the specific situation of home care, summarize and analyze the characteristics and needs of users, design a wearable children's home moxibustion instrument that acts on the body surface and acupoints, and create a good physiotherapy experience for users through visual information and interesting design.Research methods: Based on emotional design, this paper discusses the three-level theory method of products and applies it to the design of wearable children's home moxibustion instrument. This paper mainly from three parts: firstly, population analysis and demand exploration. In this study, the characteristics of children groups are summarized by means of observation and user interview, and the internal needs of related users in the home environment are analyzed. The physical and behavioral characteristics of children are fully considered, the psychological and emotional needs of children are studied, and the three-level theory of emotional design is combined to create an interesting physiotherapy experience. Secondly, summarize the application of pediatric moxibustion in daily health care. Summarize the main health needs of users through preliminary investigation, study the multiple diseases in the childhood stage, and sort out the corresponding treatment methods as the theoretical basis of health care. Thirdly, analyze the transmission mode of information and design visualization. In the design, the wearable sensor and communication equipment are investigated and analyzed, and the user's psychology and interaction scenarios were studied through role-playing, service blueprint and other methods, to design the information interface and product interaction mode.Conclusion: This design starts from the collection of users' physiological signals, receives and transforms them into visual information, puts forward health care plan based on children's moxibustion as a theoretical basis, and adjusts users' physical conditions by applying moxibustion patches in line with children's group characteristics to the surface acupoints. Through the three-level theory of emotional design, users are centered, and emotions are taken as the starting point to analyze the group characteristics and potential needs of users, so as to provide design help for providing positive emotional guidance, creating good experience and satisfying deep needs.

Keywords: Emotional design, Children moxibustion instrument, Wearable product, User experience

DOI: 10.54941/ahfe1003474

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