2023
Thomas Dingwall
Industrial Design and Technology BA
Interaction
Obi Child friendly inhaler
Picture of current MIB team

Project Description

Young children, when faced with hospital visits, often experience heightened fears and anxieties triggered by the unfamiliar and intimidating environment. Hospitals, with their sterile, bustling settings, can overwhelm children who are naturally more sensitive to new sensory experiences. Obi uniquely combines medical functionality with sensory stimulation to enhance the overall treatment experience, making it less intimidating and more engaging for young patients in paediatric environments. These elements help mitigate the anxiety and discomfort associated with routine asthma treatments, providing a distraction that facilitates easier and more effective medication delivery. The inclusion of familiar, calming images on the screen plays a crucial role in soothing the child and reducing stress-induced behaviors, which often complicate treatment administration.