USER AND USER NEEDS
In 2019, over 109,000 people were on the waiting list to receive an organ, and in the same year, only 39,718 people actually received one. The majority of this demographic is above the age of 18, typically middle age, and leans male-dominant.
At any point in their treatment, a patient might encounter external support devices like IV lines, PICC Lines, Catheters, LVADs or Total Artificial Hearts, or Dialysis. The clothing should provide access to several points around the body for these treatments. This allows the patient to remain clothed, maintain privacy & dignity, and keep warm.
The goal is to regulate temperature, encourage movement, reduce the risk of infection, and give access to a variety of medical devices.