Chicana and Designer AF
 (This project was created before the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 so don’t come for me lol)  In May 2018, I had my worst panic attack of my life. I usually sleep with my Fitbit on because I use the live reporting of my heart rate to convince myself that I am truly fine in the midst of "I am going to die" panic. I’ve also used Fitbit’s Relax function to help me get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I had taken my Blaze off that night and left it at my desk. Long story short, I ended up calling an ambulance for what I thought was a medical emergency and was actually a stupid panic attack.  After the incident, I questioned why a wearable device company hadn’t had incorporated an emergency call feature in their watches already. Emergency services would only be a few clicks away if a user is away from their phone and in (real) need of medical assistance.

Digital Medical ID Bracelet

Personal Project, 2018

 (This project was created before the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 so don’t come for me lol)  In May 2018, I had my worst panic attack of my life. I usually sleep with my Fitbit on because I use the live reporting of my heart rate to convince myself that I am truly fine in the midst of "I am going to die" panic. I’ve also used Fitbit’s Relax function to help me get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I had taken my Blaze off that night and left it at my desk. Long story short, I ended up calling an ambulance for what I thought was a medical emergency and was actually a stupid panic attack.  After the incident, I questioned why a wearable device company hadn’t had incorporated an emergency call feature in their watches already. Emergency services would only be a few clicks away if a user is away from their phone and in (real) need of medical assistance.

(This project was created before the release of the Apple Watch Series 4 so don’t come for me lol)

In May 2018, I had my worst panic attack of my life. I usually sleep with my Fitbit on because I use the live reporting of my heart rate to convince myself that I am truly fine in the midst of "I am going to die" panic. I’ve also used Fitbit’s Relax function to help me get back to sleep. Unfortunately, I had taken my Blaze off that night and left it at my desk. Long story short, I ended up calling an ambulance for what I thought was a medical emergency and was actually a stupid panic attack.

After the incident, I questioned why a wearable device company hadn’t had incorporated an emergency call feature in their watches already. Emergency services would only be a few clicks away if a user is away from their phone and in (real) need of medical assistance.

Think of the modern Life Alert, "I have fallen but can't get up!" scenario.

Think of the modern Life Alert, "I have fallen but can't get up!" scenario.

 I found it surprising that Fitbit, a health company hadn’t incorporated this feature already so I decided to design it myself. As I was developing the screens, I thought of another useful feature that could benefit the wellbeing of the wearable tech giant’s users. Featured below is a use case where paramedics can collect vital (and easily updated) information about a person's medical care on their wrist. An electronic Medical ID bracelet.

I found it surprising that Fitbit, a health company hadn’t incorporated this feature already so I decided to design it myself. As I was developing the screens, I thought of another useful feature that could benefit the wellbeing of the wearable tech giant’s users. Featured below is a use case where paramedics can collect vital (and easily updated) information about a person's medical care on their wrist. An electronic Medical ID bracelet.

In an emergency, you may not be able to speak for yourself. Allow a digital medical ID bracelet to speak for you.