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Title: The Heart Monitoring Vest Design
Authors: Jorgensen, Marsha
Mackey, Angella
Mantle, Ken
McAllister, Gita
Patterson, Jenna
Keywords: Heart monitor
rapid prototyping
usability testing
applied research
student success
Issue Date: 27-Nov-2009
Abstract: George Brown College has partnered on a multidisciplinary project with Ocorant Inc., an innovative Canadian company that has developed a new heart monitoring device that improves upon FDA-approved heart monitors. GBC was challenged to design a vest that enables its wearer to repeatedly place six electrodes in the exact same location on their chest each day for up to 30 days. The team developed a user needs inventory and fabricated weekly rapid prototypes utilizing paper, cotton, Velcro® and rough fasteners. Twenty shape prototypes were developed in total. All twenty prototypes considered the optimal shape and comfort of the vest, while ten of them also addressed the issue of electrode placement. The prototypes were assessed by an expert panel for overall shape and comfort and 4 general themes emerged. Future phases include prototype development based on the outcomes of the expert panel assessment, integration of the vest design and electronics and usability testing.
Description: Poster
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