Lucas Chan

The Vital Belt, Bringing Mobility to Vital Tracking (2014)

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Working alongside Toronto Rehab and OCAD University, we wanted to see how the technology Toronto Rehab had been developing could be used for different applications.

The Problem

Currently smart homes require the user to stay in their house for the vitals to constantly be tracked. Many of the ways vitals are tracked do no require much effort from the user, but if they leave the house, there are not many ways to track the user.

Design Objective

  • Create a way for the user to leave the house while still being tracked
  • To allow the user to be mobile
  • Non-obtrusive
  • Easy to set-up

The Vital Belt

The Vital Belt is a device that will allow for the user to track their vitals while driving or while being a passenger in a car. The strap easily attaches to the seatbelt and uses an accelerometer and heart rate monitors to track your heart rate and breathing.

With an accompanying app, the vital belt will help you position the belt so it is close enough to you to get the best readings possible. As you are driving, the belt is constantly tracking whether your vitals are stable and whether medical attention is required. If the user has not been tracked for an extended amount of time, the app will notify the user or care taker that the user has not been monitored and should have their vitals measured.

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