Breathe In, Breathe Out

Asthmatics should regularly monitor their airways to determine if there’s any deterioration, but checking in to see a doctor that frequently is time consuming so designer Felix (love that name) created Blue Flow. The system combines a peak flow monitor with mobile phone software. Information is wirelessly transmitted to the phone for your doctor to monitor. The information gathered can be used to determine the best course of action since the condition is finicky and changes based on a number of health and environmental variables.

Designer: Felix Steinhardt

BlueFlow System for the treatment of bronchial asthma patient by Felix Steinhardt

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12 Comments

  • Denise says:

    This interests me. Possible to use with iTouch or iPad and send wirelessly to my own computer {Mac} to save, possibly graph? I’d buy the Touch for this use alone [have an iPad]. Not only do we need the data when discussing medication plans with our doctors, asthmatics are encouraged to be independent as much as possible AND compliant in using their flow meters.

    • Felix Steinhardt says:

      So far this is only a study. Nspire, producer of peak flow meters was not interested in supporting my final thesis. The collected data is being saved on a server in the cloud, so you and the doctor can access it with any browser. BlueFlow is supposed to work with all smartphones that are capable of Java.

      • The device is an excellent idea for asthmatics and an impressive approach to leveraging a ubiquitous computing platform for personal health management. It is unfortunate that the commercial producers of the product were uninterested in incorporating your design elements. Good job on the design, though.

      • Sebastian says:

        I’m curious, from a technical point of view, how exactly did you get the BlueFlow device to communicate with your iPhone/iPod Touch?
        As Bluetooth SPP is not supported by Apple’s mobile devices.

        This work interests me greatly as I too wish to help make such contributions in mobile bio-scanning. Let me know if you need help.

        Cheers.

      • The device is an excellent idea for asthmatics and an impressive approach to leveraging a ubiquitous computing platform for personal health management. It is unfortunate that the commercial producers of the product were uninterested in incorporating your design elements. Good job on the design, though.

  • There is gonna be a day when we can tell all our vitals right from home. Than will come the virtual doctor.

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