ALEYE: Heart rate/EKG Wearable

Concept:

ALEYE is a small, wearable heart rate and EKG monitor which connects the wearer to their heart’s activity and also connects them to their emergency contacts through a companion mobile app.

ALEYE logo

 

Recognition:

ALEYE: Connect with your heart was shortlisted for the 2018 IxDA awards, in the Connecting category. Find the shortlist here: IxDA 2018 award shortlist.
Above is the video I submitted to the Interaction Design Association Awards.

Role:

Interaction, Product, and Visual Designer
From concept to design I conducted research and interviews, prototyped, conducted usability testing, created 3D models, designed all visual and graphics, and more.

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Problem:

Heart disease is the #1 cause of death in the world.

Within my initial research I learned:

  1. There’s a vicious cycle that occurs to people who have suffered a heart attack. An increased chance of another attack, once a person has already had one can cause concern that develops into anxiety. The feeling of anxiety and panic attacks can feel like a heart attack.
  2. People who suffer from heart disease have an increased chance of having a heart attack. Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the world.
  3. People often don’t recognize the symptoms of their heart attacks and wait hours to get help, which often causes irreparable heart muscle damage that could have been prevented with immediate medical attention.
  4. Women who have heart attacks often suffer from extremely vague symptoms that mimic heartburn, back pain, and the like, leading them to believe nothing serious is happening.

What product could I design that would increase the quality of life for people living with heart disease and those that have already suffered a heart attack?

Solution:

I designed a wearable heart rate and EKG monitor, called ALEYE, which connects with a companion mobile app that notifies the wearer, plus personalized emergency contacts if they are having a heart event that requires immediate medical attention.

Want to know more? Here’s my process blog.

ALEYE Emergency AlertEmergency Contact Alerts

ALEYE 3D product design

Programs:

Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Keynote, Rhino, Google Slides