What I Did
10 Human Phycological Factors
Our professor gave us two research articles to read for out Human Factors class. Both of these articles discussed the ten human physiological needs and how to correlate to peoples day to day lives. These articles challenged us to have a better understanding of ten humans needs which are Autonomy, Competence, Relatedness, Self-Actualization, Physical Thriving, Pleasure stimulation, Money/Luxury, Security, Self-esteem, and popularity. Cora focuses on the needs of Physical Thriving and Competence. For these needs to be meet people need to feel that they got enough exercise and are capable and effective with their actions.
Connecting Athletes With Their PT / Coach / Physiologists
To tackle this design challenge, my team of 5 focused on athletes and providing them with a personalized and comprehensive recovery plan that focuses on both the physical and mental components of an injury with an easier way to track their progress. Through research and ideation we created CORA, a wearable smart sleeve that provides muscle activation data, paired with a mobile application that connects athletes with their physical trainer, sports psychologist, and coach to create a seamless at-home physical therapy experience.
After conducting primary and secondary research, a week look sprint, ideation, and lastly our low, mid, and high-fi prototypes with user testing we were able to make some final changes to produce our final results, CORA, a wearable smart sleeve that provides muscle activation data, paired with a mobile application that connects athletes with their physical trainer, sports psychologist, and coach to create a seamless at-home physical therapy experience.
Color assigned team members (PT, Sports Psych, and Coach) paired with a calendar making it easy for athletes to stay on top of their recovery plan
See your daily tasks for the day to help you stay on track
Schedule an in person appointment or call
Track recovery stage and goals set by Physical Therapist
Direct message your PT, Sports Psych, and Coach at anytime in the app.
Exercise Set Progression
Live muscle activation and rep counter while doing exercises
Connect your Cora smart sleeve directly through the app
See assigned physical therapy exercises from your PT
During exercises Cora can provide suggestions using real time data to make sure athletes are getting the most out of their exercises
Overall muscle activation and completed reps for each set
Pain scale to provide feedback to PT
Muscle Heat Map
Individual muscle goals and current activation
Goal gradient for reaching recovery goals
Daily mental survey for provide athletes data on how their feeling during recovery.
Toolbox to provide athletes mental resources during recovery
Mental Health Tab:
Goal gradient for reaching mental goals
Pain scale information visualization
Information visualization using data from daily survey
To view our full project and process book click here, or on the poster.
This project really hit home for me because I was a student athlete who had to step away from a sport that I loved due to injuries. After multiple iterations we developed a product that works seamlessly with our app, I believe that the smart compression sleeve best alines with our users needs. Our product not only addresses the physical health of athletes but also mental health by pairing athletes with a sports psychologist.