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The insulin pump for you(th)
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
Karlstad University, Faculty of Technology and Science.
2006 (English)Independent thesis Basic level (professional degree), 15 points / 22,5 hpStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Detta projekt är ett examensarbete på 15 poäng inom Innovations och Designingenjörsprogrammet på Karlstads Universitet, utfört under våren 2006.

Målsättningen med projektet var att hitta en form på insulinpumpen som tilltalar unga användare och dessutom minskar känslan av medicinskt hjälpmedel. Vi bestämde oss för att ge den ett utseende som mer liknar annan teknisk utrustning som finns på markanden idag. Detta som en väg att försöka höja ungdomars motivering till att övervaka och behandla sin diabetes.

Vid intervjuerna framkom det att många unga hade problem med bärandet av pumpen. Dagens pump upplevs för stor och klumpig eftersom de ofta vill gömma den i/under kläderna. Som ett resultat av denna information så valde vi att dela pumpen i två mindre enheter. Pumpenheten, som är kopplad till kroppen, kan liknas vid en MP3-spelare, och fjärrkontrollen, som innehåller den mesta intelligensen, både ser ut som och fungerar som en armbandsklocka.

Klockan har också inbyggd kontinuerlig övervakning av blodsockervärdet utan stick. Vilket var ett av de vikigaste önskemålen från användarna.

Med detta koncept kan ungdomarna välja om de vill dölja pumpen, eftersom den är så pass liten, eller om de vill ha den synlig, eftersom den ser ut som annan teknisk utrustning som bärs på kroppen.

Abstract [en]

This project is an examination project for 15 points at the Innovation and design engineering program, carried out at Karlstad University during spring 2006.

The purpose of this project is to find a shape that addresses young people and to minimize the medical aid stamp of the pump. We decided to give the pump an appearance more similar to other electronic devices on the market today in order to increase the motivation of treating and monitoring your diabetes.

During the interviews we found out that, youngsters hade problems related to the pump carrying. The pump of today is a bit too big and clumsy for young people who often want to hide it. As a result of this information we divided the pump into two smaller units. The pump unit that is connected to the body looks a bit like an MP3 player, and the remote control, where the intelligence lies, both looks and works like a watch.

The remote also has integrated glucose monitoring that is non-invasive. This was one of the top priorities on the wish list of the users.

With this concept the youngsters can choose whether they want to hide it, since it is small enough to hide in the pocket, or to show it off for their friends, as it could pass for a portable device.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2006. , p. 49
Keywords [en]
diabetes, insulin, pump, product development
Keywords [sv]
insulin, insulinpump, pump, diabetes, produktutveckling, design, diabetes mellitus
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Engineering and Technology
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kau:diva-551OAI: oai:DiVA.org:kau-551DiVA, id: diva2:6229
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teknik
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Available from: 2007-01-23 Created: 2007-01-23

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