For kids with cystic fibrosis (CF), airway-clearance therapy is the worst part of their day. SICK BEATS is the world’s first music-powered airway clearance vest, using the clinically proven modality of soundwave therapy in an awesome treatment experience. The prototype, a redesign of Woojer’s consumer vest, syncs with a smartphone to pull therapeutic 40Hz frequencies from music and send them to the chest. The SICK BEATS experience uses a curated Spotify library of thousands of 40Hz songs. Kids can find new 40Hz music and create custom therapeutic playlists for the vest, all in the Spotify app.
What did the judges have to say?
"I found this work to be a thoughtful and transformative piece of design, enabling users to experience an otherwise essential medical procedure, turning what is often a negative experience into a positive and fun one."Mehrnoosh Khadivi, Founder & Creative Director, CRAFTWORK STUDIO
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