Aron Del MundoIndustrial Design and Technology BA
Improving access to spare medication for asthma users
There's no cure for Asthma but there are effective ways to control this lifelong condition and prevent asthma interfering with patient's daily life. The objective of the project was to develop a medical device for asthma users which would enable patients to carry spare medication more easily in different situations. An interchangeable Dry Powder Inhaler (DPI) design that can improve access to spare medication for asthma users by creating a self-loading mechanism that benefits existing users who use multiple asthma medication. The Primehaler is operated by lifting the outer case from the main body to actuate the gear system within, allowing the base wheel to switch to the next dose. The medication is punctured when the outer case is closed, using a pull and lock method, the inhaler is easily operable in two steps.