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Thank you for your thoughtful response!I didn't give all the details, but we had a physician with us through the design process. We also had our end-user monitor her oxygen levels over a long period while wearing the device to see if there was any difference. I would certainly encourage anyone considering using this to do the same, and to take it off if it doesn't work well. By definition this object is only useful for active, mobile oxygen users. It is also worth considering what the risks of a fall are, because that was our end-user's big concern after a few close calls. There is a tradeoff.Hopefully some medical company will read this and make their own version...that would be wonderful.
I get the frustration of long cords getting caught. I applaud the innovative thought behind this hack. However, as a physician, I have to strongly advise against anyone ever doing this. Oxygen delivery has to be medically supervised because the pressure and concentration has to be titrated accordingly. Further, oxygen deprivation is not necessarily like drowning where you know you are stressing your body to potential death. Moreso, it can be a slow process of taxing your already-compromised body to the point where once you recognize the problem, medical intervention is necessary and potentially too little, too late. Again, I think you are on the right track as far as your thought process. But medical device innovation requires failure testing and redundancy-minded safety before implementation. Keep at it! Open-source medical devices are a component of our future. But we need to ensure safety before releasing our inventions into the wild- in this domain. (And yes, thank you for premising this all with "this is not FDA approved or sterile", etc. But you didn't say this was informative-only...) - ClintL5
This is really cool, thank you for sharing. - seamster
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