Allergy alert system that helps children and school staff to better respond to allergic reactions and stop the potentially fatal onset.
Mild allergic reactions in children can become fatal quickly, and the unexpected triggers of allergies together with the complexity of school health services can hinder a timely medical response.
In the United States, every three minutes a child has an allergic reaction, and every six minutes a child is brought to an urgent care center in response to allergy-related anaphylaxis. According to The American Academy of Pediatrics, 1 out of every 12 children has a food allergy, and allergies are on the rise.
By helping children with allergies monitor their condition, and alerting the onset of an allergic reaction to caregivers, Aibi ensures a proper and timely response. Should a severe allergy episode emerge, the bracelet on the child would send alerts to its medicine applicator and the school staff via a smartphone app over WiFi. While the bracelet reassures the child that help is on the way, the app offers way-finding, step-by-step instructions, and a status report to the staff.
Aibi aims to bridge the exchange of information between school staff, medicine application know-how, and children to successfully stop severe allergies on its tracks.
- Why this project is worthy of a UX Award:
It saddens us to read about stories of hundreds of children who died from food allergies compiled by No Nuts Mom Group. We discovered some common patterns in these stories – most of these kids that we have lost did not receive immediate medical assistance in the timely manner.
There are three main problems that Aibi is trying to address in the system: i) Current pain points in the school health services such as understaffing of nurses and reluctance of non-medical staffs to take over responsibility in the absence of nurse, ii) Weaknesses of current Adrenaline Auto-injectors and iii) Early detection of allergies reactions. Throughout the concept development process, it was a unique challenge for us to design in both physical and digital mediums to address the needs and create great user experiences for our stakeholders. We feel that a UX award recognition would serve to amplify our noble intentions and potentially accelerate the design concept to become a reality, thus empowering more elementary school children to take action in the quick onset of severe allergies and saving their lives.
- Submitted By: Chip Dong Lim, Daniel Galán, Rocky Langsy