The OxiVolare Pulse Oximeter is a portable device that monitors the percentage of oxygen (Sp02) in a pilot’s blood stream. It is specifically designed to be used by pilots who fly at high altitudes in unpressurized cockpits. This device is necessary because it informs the pilot when they need to switch to an alternate form of oxygen. Without it, a pilot’s oxygen levels could drop dangerously low, (below 95% Sp02) and they can become hypoxic which will lead to dizziness, loss of consciousness and eventually death. Any errors caused by the symptoms of hypoxia can be fatal while flying. Since a pilot has to monitor and change variety of instruments in the cockpit -including the yoke to steer the aircraft- a pulse oximeter must not get in the way of their normal routine.
Designer : Kristine Vodon
Pilots fingertips are essential to all the fine knobs, buttons and switches they must use in every flight. Covering the end of even one fingertip can be so distracting a pilot would rather fly without their pulse oximeter. A design that allows pilots to look stylish, while maintaining their usual flying routine is essential to making this device more likely to be used.
OxiVolare Pulse Oximeter concept has been designed to meet 5 main design criteria:
- Leave pilots finger tips free to use controls
- Be easy to read while holding the yoke
- Be easy to adjust and put on with one hand
- Have a visual alarm that notifies pilots of low Sp02 levels
- Be worn with or with out gloves
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