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Ember / Products and Applications


Pre-hospital treatment of hypothermic patients involves administering oxygen due to decreased respiratory function. When oxygen is released from the bottle it converts from a liquid state into a
 gas and becomes cold. The cold oxygen inhaled by the patients cools him/her further and complicate necessary treatments. Ember is an oxygen warming device that attaches to the tube between the oxygen bottle and resevoir mask. Warm oxygen decreases further respiratory heat loss and helps the patient to regain temperature and as a result more effectively responds to the EMS personals treatment.


Umeå institute of design

Umeå institute of design
UMEÅ, Sweden

Jon Sommarström,
Umeå institute of design