Promise Pets

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FRIENDLY COMPANIONS FOR HIGH-RISK PATIENTS THAT TAKE VITALS FOR A LESS INVASIVE STAY

product development, new technology, working prototype, user + market research, UI, UX

CHALLENGE

How can we make hospital stay for high-risk patients less stressful, and more comfortable?

SOLUTION

Without disturbing the patient, vital signs are collected from a disposable wristband.

The wrist can collect three vital signs: blood pressure, respiration rate, and pulse.

Constantly monitoring via bluetooth data

OPPORTUNITIES

  • Patients likely to experience loneliness, fear, exhaustion

  • Emotionally dependent on loved ones or hospital staff

  • Shift changes in staff can lead to confusion

  • Common to experience mindset regression

PRODUCT NEEDS

  • Take into account patients' comfort and personal preferences

  • Easy way to communicate patients' vitals between shift changes

  • Can be included in almost any high risk patients' care plan

  • Will not tamper with specific orders from doctors, ie: blood sample, IV fluids

SHORT 123

  • Attach wearable to animal via leash

  • Provides constant monitoring of vitals

  • Bluetooth data sent to nurses’ station

BENEFITS OF PRODUCT

  • Continuous monitoring of vitals provide deeper insight into patients' health

  • Takes away some of the poking and prodding

  • Establishes a greater emotional connection to their animal

  • Allow better more continuous rest

  • Increased mobility / less restriction for patients

High risk patients + Hospital culture = Lack of empathy

DISCOVERY

“The

“The product sounds good, but could definitely be 

expanded upon. Patients want to be pleasers and

not difficult to the people who are trying to help them. 

Loneliness can be an issue as well.“ 

- Dr. Elizabeth Cooper, Family Practice Physician

"I think it would mostly benefit pediatric population,

although I could see it helping adults too who want 

some type of ‘security’.“ 

- Stephanie Johnstone, Nurse Practitioner

TEAM

Andrew Allen - Strategist

Chad Hilton - Experience Designer

Sarah Matheson-Harris - Strategist

ROLE

research

field study

assembly / build

working prototype