The requirement was to develop a medical device to accurately monitor basal body temperature, over a period of time, to predict when ovulation will occur and give guidance on the optimum period for conception. Fertility Focus had developed the algorithms and sensor technology. Maddison was asked to create a usable device that captures this data and interprets it for the user.
Maddison conducted user research for this product to ensure we were sensitive to the emotional context and unique user requirements. The wireless sensing probe needed to be non-threatening, easy to use and comfortable to wear for relatively long periods of time overnight. It must be easy to handle, wash and place on the reader in the morning. The user interface controls and displays needed to be very simple and intuitive to read for the user, yet also provide enough data to clinicians should consultations be required.
Maddison created a sensitive design of the probe, reader and user interface which was intuitive to use.