Ku·mo — 雲
meaning "cloud" in Japanese
Kumo is a smart mask that streamlines your breathing experience. It filters out virus particles, dust, pollen, and pollution. Paired with the app, Kumo lets you track your breathing rate and view the particles you are exposed to in your day-to-day environments.
In the COVID pandemic, which has grown into an unavoidable disruption to all, masks have become one of the lifestyle changes everyone has had to adapt to. Current mask options however lack the ability to accommodate for everyone, especially those with lunge deficiencies. As an essential part of living in 2020, suitable mask options should be available for all.
How might we empower and provide a mask for people, especially with chronic lung deficiencies to feel safe in outdoor and populous environments in an educational and non-intimidating way?
We first took at the benefits of mask wearing, inside and outside of the COVID- pandemic.
Here, we researched and identified various key problems with existing popular mask options.
Using our research findings, we created three user personas that help guide us in designing for their specific needs and goals.
Once we have defined our problem and audience, we moved forward into converting data points into possible features. Data outlined in GREEN was further developed into the final product.
Creating a navigation map gave us a holistic view of the entire application and how the user flows would function.
SIMPLIFYING RESPIRATORY CHALLENGES
The Kumo smart mask streamlines your breathing experience. Designed to accommodate an abundance of face shapes with adjustable and customizable straps. The customizable multi-layered filtration system provides you with targeted protection against specific triggers, while being easy to clean. Additionally, Kumo’s internal sensors track your breathing rate and identify toxic substances or pollution in the surrounding air.
Our team prototyped a website to promote and educate users on the Kumo mask. Please see the below prototype for a more in-depth review of the mask’s main features.
Users are met with a fast and easy onboarding process when signing up for the Kumo App. They will be prompted to input account information as well pair their Kumo Smart Mask(s) at this stage.
An overview of the current air conditions as well as detailed Information cards may be viewed via the main Dashboard. Cards may be customized to the user’s needs and likings.
Get notified when your mask is in need of maintenance such as low battery and/or filter change(s). Users may also manage and change between active masks here.
Check up on and manage loved one’s mask conditions easily with Kumo’s multi account connection feature.
This feature tracks and notifies users whenever a mask comes in contact with COVID-19 particles as well as recommend the user next steps. This feature also allows users to monitor cases and hotspots in the area.
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