WOLO Health detecting system for children

WOLO Health detecting system for children

  • WOLO Poster
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    WOLO Poster
  • WOLO App
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    WOLO App
  • WOLO Health Detecting Band with App
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    WOLO Health Detecting Band with App
  • WOLO Temperature ring
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    WOLO Temperature ring
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WOLO is a health detecting system for children, including temperature rings, a health detecting band and an app.
What It Does

WOLO includes a pair of temperature rings (parents) feeling children’s body temperature, which create a emotional connection, a wearable health detecting band (children), and an app enables parents to monitor their children’s health status remotely.

The Inspiration

A high fever can be very dangerous to children because it may cause numerous fever-induced diseases such as encephalitis and even worse, it may lead to death. Children are most vulnerable at midnight and their illness can become worse when their parents are not with them. Being aware of this issue, we designed a product which can satisfy the medical needs of children and inform parents about their children’s health status so as to ease their worries.

How It Works

The Health Detecting Band can detect the real-time body temperature and pulse of children through a built-in temperature sensor and pulse sensor. The data will then be sent to the mobile app via Bluetooth which allows parents to monitor their children’s health status anywhere and anytime. It can also show three medical steps which guide parents to deal with it and search for the nearest hospital, record the fever syndromes and the children’s behavior in a database and perform big data analysis to predict when will the child get a fever next time. For temperature rings, it receives children’s temperature data from the app via Bluetooth. Parents will feel their child’s body temperature remotely and instantly. When a child has a high fever, the Ring will heat up and inform the wearer to pay attention to their children’s health status.

Stages of Development

Firstly, we analyzed the existing problems caused by the children’s fever issue and did research about fever-monitoring products available in the current market. We found one which can continuously and remotely monitor children’s temperature but it lacks the emotional element – failed to satisfy the emotional needs of both the parents and children. Eventually, we came up with a product which can satisfy the physical, medical needs of children, as well as the emotional needs of the parents and children. We created the prototype of health detecting band (temperature sensor and pulse sensor) and a mobile app. To make the band more acceptable to kids, we used soft organic cotton and redesigned the shape of it which is like animal’s arms. It is inspired by the concept of Pillow Pet. The band will act like an animal’s hug which enables the children to feel the warmth and care. To strengthen the emotional connection, we came up the idea of Temperature Ring. The Ring enables parents to feel their children’s body temperature while children can feel the warmth and care from their parents.



Novelty

Many products is available on the market which monitor children's high fever situation but lack emotional element - failed to satisfy the emotional needs of both the parents and children. WOLO is unusual because it satisfies the emotional needs of both users. For children, we created "animal hug" health detecting band while for parents, a temperature ring connects children's body temperature to parents.

Future Plans

The prototype of WOLO has developed from school's design thinking course which only lasted for four weeks. With more time and budget are available, we will continue to develop WOLO, to make the data of health detecting band more precise, to make the temperature ring heat up accurately and instantly according to children's temperature. Also, we will further conduct research to create a better product that can alleviate the consequence brought by children's high fever and ease parents worries.