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Personalized asthma medication
Umeå University, Faculty of Science and Technology, Umeå Institute of Design.
2015 (English)Independent thesis Advanced level (degree of Master (Two Years)), 20 credits / 30 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [en]

The aim of my master degree project of Advanced Product Design was to develop a monitoring and medication device to empower people who are suffering from asthma.

Asthma is a major non-communicable disease characterized by recurrent attacks of breathlessness and wheezing. It is not possible to cure asthma, but appropriate management can control the disease and enable people to enjoy a good quality of life. Asthma varies in severity and frequency from person to person and not every asthmatic will require the same level of treatment. Also asthma conditions can vary over time and the level of airways inflammation has to be reviewed and medication has to be adjusted.

Asthma diagnostic takes place at a point-of-care environment and is usually based on the pattern of symptoms, response to therapy over time and by objective parameters like lung function tests.

My degree project was focused on a home used diagnostic and medication system in order to adjust the dosage of asthma medication on a more frequently basis.

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Keyword [en]
asthma, medicine, dosage
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Design Medical and Health Sciences
URN: urn:nbn:se:umu:diva-125892OAI: diva2:972584
Subject / course
Degree Project, Advanced Product Design
Educational program
Master's programme in Advanced Product Design
Available from: 2016-09-21 Created: 2016-09-21 Last updated: 2016-09-21Bibliographically approved

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