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January 21st, 2016 Comments off

Project by Myrte Thoolen and Bram de Vogel

2015-MyrteThoolen-Eve This report details the combined work of Bram de Vogel (B3.2 Final Bachelor) and Myrte Thoolen (Pre-Master) in semester 1 2015-2016. We developed the “Eve” Sleep Diary concept within the context of the project Tools for Medical Professionals and the project track Sleep in particular. The design challenge in the project was to develop a new sleep diary for use in the treatment of patients with insomnia. For our final concept, we designed “Eve,” a hybrid physical-digital sleep diary. Eve aims to improve the sleep logging experience for insomnia patients and to provide medical specialists with more quality and
quantity of patient sleep data, significantly benefitting the treatment.
Within this report, you may find an extensive description of the “Eve” Sleep Diary, description and analysis of the original problem, the design process as well as future development (recommendations). We have also added individual reflections regarding the project and our individual growth as designers.

M. Thoolen, and B. de Vogel, EVE, B32/Premaster Report, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2016.
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Designing for Gait Assistance in Parkinson’s Disease

January 14th, 2016 Comments off

FMP by JOÃO PAULO LAMMOGLIA

The project revolves around the Freezing of Gait (FOG) phenomenon occurring among elderly patients with Parkinson’s disease (PD). FOG is the temporary, involuntary inability to move and it can be experienced on turning, in narrow spaces, whilst reaching a destination, and in stressful situations. FOG is one of the most disabling and common mobility disorder in PD, and is usually observed in the advanced stages of the disease (Nieuwboer, 2013). Gait impairment and FOG seriously affect the quality of life of patients as it can lead to an unpredictable loss of control over movement and can result into falls.

… The goal for this project is to combine the established scientific knowledge on FOG and Sensory cueing with an in-depth User Research into the design of an intelligent product/service that can assist a more independent lifestyle for PD patients with FOG symptoms.

J. P. Lammoglia, Designing for Gait Assistance in Parkinson’s Disease, M21 Report, Department of Industrial Design, Eindhoven University of Technology, Eindhoven, 2015.
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