Design Wearables and Digital Channel for Minipump – Monash Project, Frontiers Project #11

  • Gregory, Shaun (Primary Chief Investigator (PCI))
  • Kaye, David (Chief Investigator (CI))
  • Wrigley, Cara (Chief Investigator (CI))

Project: Research

Project Details

Project Description

The Design team will research the nuanced emotional landscapes of patients being treated with the MiniPump, an innovation targeted at addressing Heart Failure with Preserved Ejection Fraction (HFpEF). As an escalating global health issue, HFpEF remains relatively under the radar despite its prognosis mirroring that of Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction (HFrEF), affecting nearly half of all heart failure patients.
Harnessing design methodologies and tools, the Design team is dedicated to cultivating deep insights from patients interfacing with this pioneering product concept. This endeavour aims to seamlessly incorporate these research insights into the development of wearable components and the necessary digital integrations that will act as vital conduits of support for patients, caregivers, and clinicians engaging with this novel device – the MiniPump. The ultimate goal is to amplify the life quality of individuals grappling with this ailment.
The Design team will investigate the patient experiences associated with this disease, translate this into design outcomes associated with the new MiniPump.
The development of the MiniPump encompasses the following pivotal elements:
Deep-Dive into Patient Experiences: To foster a constructive and positive patient experience, a significant facet of the project involves an intensive investigation into the lived experiences of individuals grappling with this disease. This foundational understanding will pave the way for empowering patients to take a proactive role in managing their condition, consequently promoting a semblance of control and self-management in their healthcare journey.
Product Wearable Design: At the heart of the project lies the formulation of conceptual product designs aimed at significantly enhancing the quality of life for patients. These concepts will be tailored to address the unique needs and challenges identified through the deep-dive into patient experiences, ensuring that the MiniPump truly resonates with its users and brings about tangible improvements in their daily lives.
Digital Communication Channel: A critical component of the MiniPump's success is the establishment of a robust digital channel that serves as a dynamic nexus connecting the peripherals, patient and caregiver monitoring systems, and clinician reporting platforms. This integrated approach facilitates seamless communication and collaboration among all stakeholders, thus creating a supportive ecosystem that prioritises the patient's wellbeing while enabling real-time updates and insights for caregivers and clinicians.
Short title Frontiers Project #11
Effective start/end date25/11/2325/11/28