Scenario for Mr. Richards
- Mr. Richards is a 35-year-old male diagnosed with high blood pressure
- He did not feel well during the past week due to his blood pressure, so he went to a hospital
- He works as a financial analyst at a large international company (stressful job)
- He cannot use his blood pressure monitor at work and seeks for a more convenient device to use
- He believes that a mobile application would help him monitor his heart rate better
- Name: Instant Heart Rate (Azumio)
- Purpose: To monitor heart rate during rest, exercise, etc.
- Audience: Athletes, people with low/high blood pressure
- Mobile Device: Smartphones, tablets (Apple, Android, Windows)
- Location: App Store, Google Play, Windows Phone
- User-friendly interface; a finger is placed on a camera to analyze heart rate
- Features: View of the pulse wave, use of tags, use of notes if necessary
- Usability: the device requires a phone camera (better equipped with a flashlight) to function (Instant Heart Rate, n.d.)
- Patient can track down their progress (e.g., at a gym or during jogging/cardio session)
- Heart rate can be monitored and compared using heart rate history (time and date available) (Instant Heart Rate, n.d.)
- Patient can independently control heart rate if feeling unwell or during exercise
- The app is easy to use, suitable for adolescents and elderly (patient’s family can monitor data with the help of the sharing option) (Lee, n.d.)
- Notes will remind the patient why his heart rate changed
- The app allows a quick tracking of the heart rate during an emergency if the BP monitor is not nearby
- Can potentially prevent/indicate a serious heart problem
Instant Heart Rate (n.d.). The first, fastest, and most accurate mobile heart rate monitor. Web.
Lee, A. (n.d.). Tech review: Instant Heart Rate app by Azumio. Web.