hplus is a range of six monitoring devices designed to enable the self monitoring of nine major medical conditions. Designed to sit harmoniously within the home, the devices are produced from natural materials including slip cast ceramics and CNC milled ash.
The project is intended to alleviate the pressure on general practitioners, by allowing patients to monitor elements of their condition that wouldn’t normally be possible with in-home devices. Underlying this aim, there is a core belief that functional devices should be intuitive and beautiful.
The devices within the hplus collection are accompanied by a mobile app that acts as the core user interface, handling data collection and test operations.
Inside the app users select the test they want to perform and are then guided through the process of carrying out a successful clinical test. When the GP prescribes a new device, users can scan the barcode on its packaging, automatically adding it into their app. In doing this, the process of learning a new testing procedure is simple and hassle-free.
After tests have been performed, users can view the results within the same application. Data is collated into simplified overviews that show how well a patient is progressing, with a more detailed analysis available when required. When a data set is at a dangerous level, it is automatically flagged and an alert is sent to both the patient and clinician.
The devices include a urine-analyser, finger-prick blood tester, and spirometer, are free of all but the most essential of user interactions, ensuring that the user experience is streamlined and hassle free.
A custom folding adapter plug and tangle-free flat USB-C charging cable are included with each of the hplus devices. No instruction manual is needed to set up the device, users scan the QR code on the back of the box within the hplus application to be guided through installation, while a single button on the base of each device allows the product to pair with the users app.
“By changing the way we interact with products and the materials they are made from, it is possible to change the associations we give to them, and in turn, make them more acceptable in society and our daily lives.”
“A design so clever it changes our perception of medical devices.”
— Yanko Design
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