EpiShell Epinephrine Injector by Hong Ying Guo

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
EpiShell

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Epinephrine Injector

INSPIRATION:
Because most people have and carry a Smartphone all the time and patients need to make a emergency call after injection, use Smartphone as a reminder and deflect the medical fear. Since power charging is always significant for Smartphone use, the integration of Epi-pen and the portable power charger with wireless connection to Smartphone leads to the final solution.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
EpiShell is a user-centered solution for the Epinephrine injector carriers with the intention to deflect users fear for using an injector, to remind the patients of carrying it daily and more intuitive to perform an injection. It features integrated wireless mobile charger, Bluetooth connection and voice guidance.

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Voice guidance is activated from the cell phone once EpiShell is opened. Only three steps to perform the injection. Through the App, users can easily manage its functions, like IFU, Bluetooth connection, Emergence contact and Refill/Exp. date Reminder. Charge the cell phone by simply placing it on the top of EpiShell. It plays more than a medical device in patients’/carriers’ daily life but a friendly life helper. The colors of the LED button indicate battery status.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This project was stared during the co-op in Johnson & Johnson, DePuy Synthes 2013 in Boston and complete in 2014

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The device contains the wireless charging battery and the Bluetooth connection technology. The outer case and the injector structure can be manufactured by injection molding with the ABS and Acrylic material.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Dimension – 4.5"(length) x 2"(width) x 0.8"(thickness)

TAGS:
Emergency Medical Device, Emotional Design, Research Equipment Design, Personal Healthcare Device

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
About 66% of patients do not regularly carry their Epinephrine Auto-Injector. After 3 months, patients forget how to use EpiPen. About 50% of parents fear others would not be able to properly use their child’s injector in an emergency. About 45% of parents would feel uncomfortable in administering the EpiPen to their child. From the Epi-pen and Auvi-Q In-Use and Comparison Analyses, there are four opportunities are found to improve the usability of Epi-pen: 1. One-step access the injector, 2. Singular holding motion of the injector, 3. Legible safety release and 4. Cohesive movement of releasing safety cap and injection

CHALLENGE:
Since people know it is an injection device, scared to use. It will be scarier for a patient or a child to ask him/her to carry it every day and use it when allergic reactions happen. Can the solution reduce the patient’s medical fear and meanwhile increase their motivation to daily carry their Epinephrine injector?

ADDED DATE:
2014-03-29 09:20:14

TEAM MEMBERS (1) :
Hong Ying Guo

IMAGE CREDITS:
Hong Ying Guo

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Epishell Epinephrine Injector by Hong Ying Guo is a Nominee in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category.

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Epishell Epinephrine Injector by Hong Ying Guo is Winner in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category, 2013 - 2014.



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