Areo is a medical device for those affected by respiratory illnesses
People suffering from lung disease not only have to put up with constantly carrying an oxygen cylinder to survive, but they also have to deal with the staring gaze of strangers. This can result in a very stressful situation, amplifying the moral pain, the feeling of “being sick” can hardly be forgotten by those suffering such a condition. Aero helps people with lung defects to constantly supply their body with oxygen and it's social and stigma-free design is about erasing borders between users and the general public.
Aero comes with a practical backpack with which you can control the oxygen concentrator through an integrated remote control.
I analyzed two already existing and bestselling mobile concentrators for four weeks. Besides ergonomic and handling issues, the most important insight was that the biggest problem for the user is the exposure to public as a seriously ill person.
Ideation & Design Concepts
Aero model making: The model was build in Solid Works. All parts are 3D printed.