We gave feedback to each other instead of presentation. and i developed the ppt.
Stoma Jewellery ,Laryngectomy, Laryngectomee, Stoma button, Laryngeal cancer, Stom covers
What is the problem?
Actually, laryngeal cancer is small percentage of all cancer. This cancer is just 1% among all cancer.
So there are few markets for these patients. But this is the problem. Even though patients need some medicine equipment or something that is essential, they have limited or no choice. Emotionally, patients might lose confidence because of their appearance with big hole on the neck. And there are many limitations in their life. Physically, they still have problems after surgery because of stoma on their neck. They always have to be careful from everything in life. (For example, water, food, dust, germ etc.) They can’t smell and they can’t use their voice box to talk. (They have to be trained to speak using another organ.)
Key stakeholders : Patients who have a stoma, doctor, jewellery designer, experts of laryngeal cancer, families of the patients
Interview (expert, patients) : by doing interview with experts and patients I might have lots of information of laryngeal cancer. And I will see what their problems are.
Observation (patients behaviour) : I might see what patients’ biggest problem is at a glance.
Desk research : online, library, article, news, a medical journal.
Questionnaire: It would be good way to get information from patients. Because, sometimes asking question to patients is so difficult and sensitive. And I can get much alive information from many patients in a shorter time than interviewing one by one.
Socially, Laryngectomees are a neglected class of people. They are suffering after the surgery but there are a few markets for them. Jewellery for their neck is worth more than just decorating.
They have right to choose jewellery that is safe, useful, wearable and beautiful.
What is the project’s aim?
After laryngectomy (surgery of removal larynx), patients have a hole on their neck. It is very difficult to live with a hole. They always watch out the hole and have to be careful.
So they need a cover to protect the hole from dust, and water even infection.
My project aim is to make safe, convenient and beautiful jewelry for those patients.
When patients wear cloth they might prefer to put on cloth which can hide hole on their neck. Sometimes, they lose their confidence because of the stoma. If I make jewelry for these patients, they can have confidence and it also saves a patient trouble to cover and protect the stoma.
I changed contents to harvard style. And put the cover image of references.