Easipress – Rethink the way you press Metered- dose Inhaler (MDI)
Project Code: 151
In Malaysia alone, there are approximately 3 million patients suffering from asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Every patient with respiratory disease need at least one MDI as a reliever. Most of them are not aware of an assisting device that could make their treatment easier. Hence, we believe the market is huge where Easipress could venture in.
Through daily observations in
healthcare settings, it was found that there are many cases where asthma
patients especially the young and elderly, have difficulty in pressing canister
of MDI during daily dose intake. Due to lack of force in pressing, they often
require assistance from family members and if they are alone, they would most
probably receive insufficient dose and might even put themselves in great
danger during a sudden asthma attack. All these lead to the design and introduction
Easipress is a detachable MDI-assisting
device that could reduce the force required to press the canister by 5 times
lesser. By adding ‘wing’ panels to the side of MDI, we discover that it is much
easier for patients to press the canister as they will be using more fingers
instead of the conventional way of using only the thumb to support and index
finger to press.