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Design an inhaler please give your help/input


Posted by Johnculmer

Hi. For a design task i am set to design an inhaler which is suitable for recycling or to be reusable. I am aware that the current products available are typically disposed of as household waste and when you consider hundreds of millions are manufactured every year this is not ideal
I am trying to find out how asthma sufferers live there life with their inhaler etc, what you would like to see in a reusable/refillable inhaler before you switch over from your standard one. Any information and help you could give would be great and hugely beneficial to my project. If you could try and answer some of the following questions as well it would be very much appreciated.

How do you currently dispose of your inhalers?
How long does your inhaler typically last?
How many do you have at any one time?
Are you keen to recycle?
Would you be interested in a reusable inhaler?
What would you like to see in a new design?

And any other useful info you could give.

Many thanks

John
 
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How do you currently dispose of your inhalers?
A. I throw them in the trash, which is then buried.
How long does your inhaler typically last?
A. 200 uses
How many do you have at any one time?
A. 2
Are you keen to recycle?
A. yes
Would you be interested in a reusable inhaler?
A. possibly, depending on the usability
What would you like to see in a new design
A. It needs to be metered (visible numbers of uses left) and it should be easy to carry in a pocket since I need to keep mine with me all the time. Size is also important. The one (typical) I have now is uncomfortable in my pocket, all the corners jab into my leg.
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