The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory?

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This research paper explores the challenges of combining personalized design approaches with industrial production of wearable health devices, which are associated with taboo, stigma and a need for discreteness. Current research states that becoming a user of a wearable medical device significantly compromises the sense of identity (Kelly 2014). Jacobsen (2014) demonstrates that assistive products are considered material for defining, constructing, shaping and expressing the self. Responding to this, several scholars call for a need to address individual wearable health design (Royeen 2015; Bush 2015; Pullin 2009). Based on a case study of the Danish medico-company Coloplast’s development of SenSura Mio, a design- awarded ostomy bag created for individual fit, the paper presents how the designer involved was highly inspired by fashion and textile design to work with ostomy wearers’ sense of self. Involving feedback from wearers of SenSura Mio ostomy bags, the case conveys how personalized design could contribute to individual qualities by exploring how functional and expressive drivers can heighten the experience of wearing an ostomy bag. The paper finally discusses if an ostomy bag can be considered as a fashion accessory?
OriginalsprogEngelsk
Publikationsdato4 sep. 2018
StatusUdgivet - 4 sep. 2018
Begivenhed5th International Conference on Design4Health - Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, Storbritannien
Varighed: 4 sep. 20186 sep. 2018
Konferencens nummer: 5

Konference

Konference5th International Conference on Design4Health
Nummer5
LokationSheffield Hallam University
LandStorbritannien
BySheffield
Periode04/09/201806/09/2018

Emneord

  • personalised design
  • wearable health design
  • Coloplast

Kunstnerisk udviklingsvirksomhed (KUV)

  • Nej

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Møller, T. (2018). The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory?. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Storbritannien.
Møller, Trine. / The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory?. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Storbritannien.
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Møller, T 2018, 'The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory?' Paper fremlagt ved 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Storbritannien, 04/09/2018 - 06/09/2018, .

The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory? / Møller, Trine.

2018. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Storbritannien.

Publikation: KonferencebidragPaperForskningpeer review

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Møller T. The paradox of personalising wearable health design: from ostomy to fashion accessory?. 2018. Afhandling præsenteret på 5th International Conference on Design4Health, Sheffield, Storbritannien.