Final year project
A pre-treatment urine and blood pressure self-testing device for patients being… [Read more]
U+BP - a small portable unit that provides both urine and blood pressure tests for cancer patients at home. The ergonomically designed body and easy-to-use display makes the testing process simple and stress free. Data can be shared with the treatment team via an app.
U+BP - blood pressure
The large screen clearly displays sequential instructions to guide the patient through the stages of its correct use. Printed dots on the inside of the blood pressure cuff enable quick positioning on the arm. The stand on the underside of the device body makes the screen easier to read.
U+BP - urine testing
A user-friendly urine collector pot makes urine collection and handling easier and more hygienic. The pot and test strip are made of recycled paper pulp.
U+BP - exploded view
The internal ribbed structure supports the components without the need for fasteners to make assembly quicker. Only four screws seal the top and bottom face pinching a gasket to provide water resistance to the body. The face is covered by an adhesive acetate film enabling it to be easily cleaned.
Environmentally friendly clothes freshener and partial cleaner
An electronic hanger that freshens clothing using a natural fragrance-based detergent; the device partially cleans clothing reducing the need for machine washes.
Environmentally friendly clothes freshener and partial cleaner - Replacing fluids
After use, a section can be removed to allow easy access to the refillable fragrance and detergent reservoirs. Holes either side of the central body allow air to be directed down through vents into the arms.
During my placement at Lifemarque I developed a new range of camping utensils that were added to their Lifeventure Ellipse range. This project required me to work closely with manufacturers to generate and develop products that had an improved aesthetic and function.
Through the application of a user-centred design philosophy I believe that better, richer design evolves from an appreciation of the needs of the user and the context in which the product will function.
My background in both design and manufacture enables me to produce effective evaluative models. These promote discussion supporting iterative design development and refinement of the interrelated strands of the design proposal. In doing so I can better meet the needs of those who will engage with the product and also consider those who must successfully manufacture it. Whilst working for Lifemarque I enjoyed working as part of a close team to develop products through to production, rapidly exploring ideas through discussion, sketching, computational fluid dynamics and 3D printing as well as refining moulding tools with our overseas manufacturers. I am enthusiastic about starting my career in design and feel confident that I can apply my creativity, skills and knowledge to a wide range of design opportunities.
The emergence and application of Dyneema® (UHMW Polyethylene) in climbing protection and its comparison with existing Nylon components
Final year project
A pre-treatment urine and blood pressure self-testing device for patients being treated for cancer to enable them to reduce the time spent at hospital appointments
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies.
'19 Products I have designed will be released in out-door retail outlets in 2020.
'17 Design work used by Loughborough University in their publications and course publicity material.
'17 Student Starpack - Bronze - A brief set by Logoplaste to redesign an air-fresher.
'19 Lifemarque - Product Designer.
During my year at Lifemarque I enjoyed the excellent opportunities to work as part of the 'new product development' team. Here I managed products right from first ideas through to commercial manufacture and entry into the market place.
July 2018 - June 2019
Product Designer , Lifemarque Ltd