c zero Wearable technology, prevents infections by Sophia Neill

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
c zero

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Wearable technology, prevents infections

INSPIRATION:
Covid 19 and Influenza viruses have a rapid transmission rate which causes a huge threat when we are without vaccinations or cures. Although washing our hands has been encouraged during this time, 80% of infections spread from touching our faces. c-zero is a prevention tool intended for travellers, to diminish overseas transmission and reduce a potential pandemic down to an endemic.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
c-zero is a wearable device that vibrates when your hand is near your face, reminding you not to touch it, reducing transmission of infections notably. The ring is linked to an app that tracks your health, alerting you to wash your hands before turning off.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
c zero utilises pre existing technology in a revolutionary way, with the power to significantly reduce the spread of Covid 19 and other threatening infections that may arise in the future. This concept has considerable relevance to the current global crisis, increasing the demand for innovative and feasible designs. The ring and accessories are discrete, small and aesthetically pleasing which is rarely seen in healthcare products. Not only does this product break the dangerous habit we have of touching our faces, it also tracks the state of the user and informs them when they may have contracted an infection.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was completed by a third year Industrial design student with Victoria University of Wellington during the Covid 19 lockdown period in New Zealand.

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
Inside a ring is a transmitter, receiver, vibrator, Photoplethysmography sensor, Negative Temperature Coefficient sensor, Arduino and a wireless battery. In the earring or pendant is a transmitter and receiver, the only required features needed to communicate with the ring wirelessly. When the transmitter, receiver in the ring and earring/pendant are in close proximity, the vibrator in the ring is activated until moved away.The Photoplethysmography sensor monitors heart rate by a light that senses the blood flow under the skin. Body temperature is monitored through a Negative Temperature Coefficient sensor by recognising a change in temperature. The Ardunio and transmitter wirelessly sends this information to the app.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Sizes vary between accessorises.

TAGS:
Ring, technology, travel, safety, health, app, covid 19

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
Sophia began research by looking at Covid 19 and understanding the root of the issue. As Covid 19 is not predicted to be the only pandemic, Influenza is posing an increasing threat as we are expected to enter a post antibiotic era where life threatening infections are deemed untreatable. To be able to successfully reduce the spread Covid 19 and other infections, Sophia chose to design an affordable product for a large target audience but majority travelers.

CHALLENGE:
This project began when challenged at university to create a new interaction that had some relevance to the Covid 19 pandemic. Sophia’s solution to this challenge was to remove the interaction of touching the face, as 80% of infections are spread this way.

ADDED DATE:
2020-07-31 04:06:49

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IMAGE CREDITS:
Video Credits | Hueg Star, Flirting with June, YouTube, 2019

Visit the following page to learn more: http://www.sophianeilldesign.com/industurial- design
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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Victoria University of Wellington

PROFILE:
The Industrial Design students in an interaction design paper, lead by Edgar Rodriguez, were asked to design a new interaction. Sophia chose to focus her project around the Covid-19 pandemic and how we prevent the spread of this virus and other viruses in the future.

NOMINATION DETAILS

C Zero Wearable Technology, Prevents Infections by Sophia Neill is a Nominee in War on Virus Category.

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