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Presenting the AquaFlask. …

Presenting the AquaFlask.

A project for NM2216

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  • Why is important? Refer to flashcard on relying on thirst to drink water and dehydration. Animation/some drawings of our potential water bottle can be shown in this slide 1.
  • - I wanted to insert a graph but the results found on http://www.afic.org/Singapore%20Drinking%20Habits%20Survey.htm has no fantastic statistics!
  • Flash for a few seconds on the screen is enough
  • Research have shown that they tend to forget to drink water yet they know the importance of drinking water. They would not mind putting in the effort to meet the daily required water level and thus our water bottle can help them in that.
  • Through surveys conducted, people find alarms (sound output) too annoying and vibrations distracting. By using sms to remind users, it will suit the working lifestyle of our users. 4) Inputting personal data (weight, height, working conditions) into Hydra Calculator, which will then tell users what is the suitable amt of water they should drink. Eg, if their working condition requires them to stand for long hours, they have to drink more water
  • Pictures become clearer as the target water consumption volume is reached.
  • Strength of solution

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  • 1. Tutorial Group: W2- 25 Chan Mei Yi U097704Y Sheldon Cheng U083293M Ng Yim Chew U098056L Chee Yong U071661H Zhang JingYi U090809W
  • 2. Overview and reason
    • A water bottle that connects to a system that records the water consumption of the individual
    • Reasons:
    • People do not drink enough
    • People do not drink regularly
    • Most people rely only on thirst to drink
    • People do not have healthy drinking habits
    • People do not exercise enough and do not drink enough when they do exercise
  • 3. What AquaFlask will do..
      • Regulate water consumption for health conscious working adults/professionals
    • Encourages/guides user to have a habit of drinking sufficient amounts of water daily
    • Motivates
    • Helps develop the habit through fun and interactive ways
  • 4. Why it is important to drink water
    • Transports nutrients and oxygen to cells
    • Ensures adequate blood volume
    • Protects against heat exhaustion
    • Acts as insulation in the cold
    • Regulates body temperature
    • Cushions joints
    • Suppresses appetite
    • Assists the body in metabolizing stored fat
    • Relieves fluid retention problems
    • Reduces sodium buildup in the body
    • Helps to maintain proper muscle tone
    • Rids the body of waste and toxins
    • Helps convert food into energy
    • Maintains strength and endurance
    • Protects organs
  • 5. Problem statement: People
    • Health conscious busy working adults
    • People tend to forget to drink water or have a preference for other beverages instead of water. They do however WANT to drink water.
    • These beverages can contain high amounts of sugar, caffeine or other substances that can be harmful to our body when consumed in excess.
  • 6. Similar Technology Camelbak
    • Pros:
    • Water Gauge measures how much water you drink, and how much is left in your reservoir
    • Cons:
    • Do not help form behaviour
    • Only works with Camelbak products.
    Hydracoach
    • Pros:
    • Monitors the total amount of fluid consumed through the day.
    • Cons:
    • Do not help form behaviour
    • Bad design
  • 7. Prototype of our water bottle
  • 8. Injecting fun into Aquaflask
  • 9. Injecting fun into Aquaflask Sample “Flower” motivation prototypes derived from existing free stock art. 5-stages 5-stages 6-stages
  • 10. Strengths of solution
    • Simply avoiding dehydration can help prevent many health problems in the future.
    • A straightforward solution to a simple problem
    • Fun and motivational
    • Allows interaction
    • Stylish design to suit the taste of our target group
    • “ Forgetting” is no longer an excuse
  • 11. Criticism of solution
    • Size/weight of the bottle
      • Bottle may not be light and small due to the multiple features. Thus, it might not be able to fit into a lady’s handbag or a man’s briefcase
    • Deciding the source of energy.
      • Batteries are troublesome.
      • Solar panels will only work if they bring the water bottle out.
      • Kinetic energy is not feasible as it may be left on a desk for long periods.