A smart reverberating developed under New York-based decorator Hussain Almossawi allows people with sickle cell infection to monitor and see low-pitched oxygen degrees in their blood.
Sickle cell disease is a congenital disease where irregular red blood cells stick together and stymie oxygen from spurting through the body. This can be achieved through intense suffering and organ damage.
Oxygem steps the level of oxygen in the user’s bloodstream applying built-in sensors that measure high levels of crimson and infrared light that pass across the digit. Changes in the amount of light-footed sucked correspond to the levels of oxygen in the blood.
The device alerts the patient with updated information about the ring interface and a corresponding phone app. In an emergency, the device is programmed to notify regional ambulance services of the whereabouts of the wearer.
The product allows people with sickle cadre sicknes to self-monitor the levels of oxygen in their blood, reducing the risk of infections and death.
“Measurement of blood oxygen saturation offers an opportunity to detect sickle cell crisis earlier and foreclose their complications, ” said Almossawi.
Available in three different sizes- small, medium and huge- the smart doughnut is made to appeal to all ages and genders, and features a wide selection of colour options.
It is designed to appear discreet so as to not clear the wearer stand out as someone who has a disease.
“Oxygem was designed as a lifestyle product that would blend in with every person’s form. The peal is meant to be a gadget and smart-wear that anyone can wear and is beneficial for, ” said the designer.
Oxygem is among a number of wearable maneuvers that help people monitor their health.
In 2017, a group of engineering students won the James Dyson Award for the Skan design that may be detect skin cancer without the need for a biopsy, while British product designer Hans Ramzan’s pocket-sized machine enables people to test themselves for HIV from the comfort of their own home.