Final year project
Improving patient safety by reducing IV related medication errors [Read more]
IV Assist is a smart device that empowers users within the healthcare industry to prepare medication safely and correctly. Working closely with existing procedures, IV Assist seeks to eliminate human error within drug delivery and ensures conformity right from prescription to administration.
IV Assist - reconstitution process
During initial research I conducted interviews with nurses to identify issues within the current administration workflow. I came across drug reconstitution: a multi-step process that involves restoring a powdered drug to the correct strength by diluting it with a liquid.
IV Assist - drug calculations
In order to successfully administer the prescribed dosage, nurses must calculate how much of the reconstituted drug needs to be withdrawn by referencing drug monographs and other published data. These calculations are often complex and errors can sometimes prove fatal.
IV Assist - exploded view
The device contains all the necessary components to process calculations and deliver guided advice to the user. This includes wireless communications, drug detection capabilities, and mixing functionality.
IV Assist - technical prototype
A fully working prototype was produced to validate the functionality of the device and to allow users to provide feedback on their interaction with the product. During testing, this feedback was implemented into changes within the code and helped greatly in building a more robust program.
Herd - mobility in a crisis
Herd is a service that helps communities to mobilise in a crisis. It does this by providing a platform that encourages action through personalised warnings and advice, and community resilience through shared help and resources. Herd was entered as a team submission into the Ford Smart Mobility Challenge.
Herd - digital free experience
During development we faced the issue of accessibility across different demographics and so designed two physical cards to enable a digital free experience. These cards were optimised for visually impaired users by utilising large font sizing, high contrast colours and braille.
I'm a multidisciplinary designer, motivated to use my technical skills to create products that solve everyday problems.
I'm most excited about work that engages an engineering mindset whilst stretching me to work beauty into user interactions and details. After undertaking a year researching and designing for the healthcare industry, I'm passionate about pursuing a career in medical design, as I am keen to design products with a meaningful impact on our society and planet.
Final year project
Improving patient safety by reducing IV related medication errors
'20 Overall Winner of the Ford Fund Smart Mobility Challenge
'20 Diploma in Professional Studies
'18 Design School - Student Committee Chair
'20 Christian Union - Publicity Coordinator
August 2018 - August 2019
Product Designer, 3form Design