A simplified and portable breast pump set for working moms.
Breast milk is, without doubt, the best source of nutrition for newborns. It's beneficial to babies' growth, development, immunity, and overall health. In order to maintain their babies healthy, working mothers utilize breast pumps, which are used to express breast milk so they can store extra milk while they're at work.
Unfortunately, breast pumps have not changed much since 1956. Current products do not meet the needs of working mothers: time-efficiency, organization and portability. On average, milk needs to be expressed every 3-4 hours for the duration of 10-15 minutes. Breaks at work are generally 10-15 minutes. Considering set-up and clean-up times, that is definitely not enough time. Furthermore, current products consist of too many parts and pieces that make assembly difficult and time-consuming. Consequently, organization and portability seem like two ambitious goals to achieve.
Moyu is a simplified and portable breast pump set. It includes stackable breast shields, compact connectors with built-in valve, and a thermos that contains all the parts and milk. Easy-to-assemble parts allow fast set-up and clean-up, enabling cleaner organization and better portability. Additionally, the thermos prevents milk spoilage during commute.
UW Senior Capstone Project 2014