emBreath is a 4-month individual Master Thesis done during the spring of 2017 at The Oslo School of Architecture and Design in collaboration with Philips Healthcare in Eindhoven.
Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) refers to a collection of lung diseases that result in breathing difficulties. In some cases, its symptoms can be reduced by engaging in breathing exercises regularly. But the know-how problem and the danger consequence of over-exertion during exercises make patients fear of taking action.
Through combining the considerations of its natural shape and simple and clear interaction process, I designed emBreath, which could guide users through breathing exercises. With multi-modal real time feedback, users can understand, learn and practice breathing exercises intuitively. The safe and motivational exercises empower users to regain control and confidence to their breath.