Act in areas unexplored by design
UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The best point in this graduatin project was the research and the knowledge about the new method, such as the requirements about veterinary, animal specification, cares and its interaction with humans and objects.
The product’s benefits will bring to owners a safe situation around horse races, farm, military cavalry, and for science, it will open doors to the exploration of a new universe, because horses aren't the uniques that use lungs to breath.
OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Equine Exhaled Breath Condenser is a Diagnostic product for respiratory system. When the animal breathes, the inhaled gases goes through the whole organism passing through the lungs and the bloodstream. On its way to be exhaled, carries information obtained in the entire body. The condensation of the exhaled breath enables the reading of these informations through a non invasive, fast, clean and cheap diagnosis method.
The product works making a condensation chamber that enables the hot air (exhaled by one nostril) to be cooled, transforming it in liquid drops that slips into the microtube.
PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
This is the graduation project of Cleber Niels and Rodrigo de Freitas Wolf, students product design, and it started in April 2010 and finished in November 2010, in Curitiba city - Brazil.
FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design
PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
The manufacturing process is polymer injection.
The material is polypropylene. .
The product is composed by two main structures.
Standard frozen gel.
Standard microtube for the gather of the sample.
A plastic refill for isolation and to avoid contamination.
SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Width: 85mm Height: 210 mm Depth: 115mm Weight: 400 grams
Package: Micro corrugated cardboard
Refills: Envelopes aluminized
The global market for animal health products moves large amounts of money since the 90s, where the majority was intended for consumption animals, followed by pets (pet animals). The national market has similar conditions and in the period between 1990 and 2009 passed from fifth to second place, losing only to the United States, when the subject is investing in products for animal health. This scenario is in constant growth, which provides research and development that can bring improvements and innovation. The horses occupy a small slice of the annual amount, but permeate almost all segments for which the investments are intended. The horses focused on competition suffer in general, problems in the respiratory system, which are favored by the inefficiency of the methods to obtain traditional diagnoses. The researches and the recent introduction of a new method to obtain diagnostics provide the performance of not invasive tests, which are more complete because they decipher information from the gases exhaled through the airways. Condensation of exhaled breath will benefit the research and development of this area, because it will provide results that before were unachievable with the conventional methods, where there are risks of hurting the animal, owner's embarrassment and excessive use of sedatives. Through the design we will make the connection of man, equipment and animal, in order to get results that will bring great benefits to veterinary medicine.
The difficulty was insert design in new areas that handles about 20 billion dollars per year (in the case: products for animal health). Also act in areas unexplored by design, besides providing new projects, requires specific technical information, asking for hard multidisciplinary work. The design isn’t viewed with much confidence in the scientific environment, making the development harder in some situations, because the results will act directly in the user’s health, whether talking about a man or another animal.
TEAM MEMBERS (2) :
Cleber Niels and Rodrigo de Freitas Wolf
Cleber Niels and Rodrigo de Freitas Wolf ., 2011.