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Ventum: Freedom of movement for children receiving respiratory treatment
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2013 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

This report is showing the process and result from a project collaboration between Norrlands University hospital and  design student Simon Fredriksson. 

Respiratory treatment is carried out on patients that for some reason fail to breathe sufficiently to assimilate enough oxygen to survive. The reason for why a person needs respiratory treatment can be many and the length of the treatment varies a lot. It can stretch from a couple of hours during surgery to years in treatment for example Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) or Immature lungs. 

The project focus have been to look at how to increase the freedom of movement for kids receiving respiratory treatment. Respiratory treatment are complex and involves advanced equipment. It´s demanding both physically and mentally both for patient and involved family and can in some cases carry on for several years.    A young child with impaired breathing should still have the freedom of movement and not have to be restricted to the length of a respirator hose and depend on others to be able to move around. Learning how to crawl walk and freely move around should be every childs right. The quote are from  the National heart, lung and blood institute in America. My aim is to create a concept that will offer that movement and prove them wrong.

This project is carried out in collaboration with the Neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Norrlands University hospital in Umeå.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Keyword [en]
Medical design, respirator technology, pediatric, freedom, movement, innovation
National Category
Medical Equipment Engineering
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-79463OAI: diva2:641862
External cooperation
Norrlands universitetssjukhus, Prematurbarnsavdelningen
Subject / course
Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2013-08-22 Created: 2013-08-19 Last updated: 2013-08-22Bibliographically approved

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