The course Invention Design is about creating a future based concept with technologies that can be used in areas where they have not been used yet.

Nowadays panic attacks are a widespread disease, that almost every sixth adult is affected by. Most people don't know how to behave when confronted with their first panic attack and seek help from a doctor, get medicine but never get long-term support to alleviate or prevent their attacks. Also, they are constantly under stress, as they don't know which situations caused or could cause panic attacks in the future. This is why we created CaDo.

CaDo is a technical helper, that should provide affected persons, suffering from panic attacks, with security in everyday life and alleviate or prevent further panic attacks.

Use Case

In our scenario Julia suffers from a panic attack and goes to the doctor, where she gets CaDo recommended.

Julia amidst a crowd of people. She feels the panic attack coming up.

She goes to the doctor and gets CaDo recommended.

Cado consists of a Smart Watch with a removable body, an arm band for measuring vital functions and an additional app.

App Set up

Firstly Julia has to fill in her personal data, then she has to set up the following three methods to get calmed down or distracted during the next panic attack. The three different methods are: a breathing exercise, the second gives you the opportunity to talk to pre-selected people over the phone and the last method is based on listening to music. Every option has to be set in advance so that when the next attack starts, the advice can offer support automatically.

Use Case with CaDo

Julia wears CaDo in her everyday life. Whenever a panic attack comes up she got support and security from CaDo.

Julia amidst a crowd of people. She feels the panic attack coming up.

She takes the body from the Watch bracelet in her hand. The breathing exercise, which she has set before, starts automatically.

At the same time her mother gets a message on her Smartphone that Julia suffers from a panic attack and needs help.

After the attack

Julia can save her symptoms and how she felt during the attack and shares it with her doctor.

The data exchange between user and doctor should be used as a supportive therapy, so that the attacks and the vital functions ​​can be oberserved and the therapy methods can be adjusted accordingly.

Created by:

Laura Dworatschek
Rifat Erdogan
Jonas Dunkel