2019 / Design For Society / Design for Society / Professional

N-Tidal Personal Capnometer

  • Prizes
    Gold in Design for Society/Design for Society, Gold in Life Science Design/Medical/Scientific Machinery
  • Company
    Wideblue Ltd, United Kingdom
  • Lead Designer
    Russell Overend
  • Design Team
    Callum Stewart, Craig Whitehill, Colin Phimister, Eileen Faulds, Ken Devlin, Graeme Millar
  • Client
    Cambridge Respiratory Innovation Limited
  • Project Link
  • Other credit
    Fierce Innovation + Medimume Digital Health Awards

Despite effective medicines and treatments being available, respiratory conditions like Asthma and COPD are a major cause of deaths in both children and adults.
Wideblue developed a ground breaking new personal medical device which monitors a patients normal relaxed breathing. Clinical trials have shown the device can predict a COPD or Asthma attack 2-3 days before it happens, long enough to treat / prevent the attack.
Although complex, the product design brief was to make the product as simple and intuitive as possible whilst still incorporating advanced data analysis, IR optics, and4G comms.

Bio
Wideblue are a full service technical new product design consultancy. Wideblue were formed in 2006 as a management buy out from Polaroids'European Design Centre. Wideblue's team of Industrial Designers, Mechanical Engineers, Physicists, Electronics and Software engineers have created some of the most innovative new technology products over the past 13 years. Wideblue's strengths are in the creation of simple, easy to understand products combined with an inner complexity and the technical performance to meet the customers needs.

Other prizes
European Product Design Award - Best Design for Humanity 2017 - Peek Retina - Mobile Phone based Ophthlamoscope.

Photo Credit: Wideblue Ltd
Credits: Fierce Innovation + Medimume Digital health awards