Emily Pan

Bump is a mobile wearable device for individuals who live with chronic wrist and arm pain such as carpal tunnel, wrist tendonitis, rheumatism, and tennis elbow. This device aims to create an opportunity for users to experience a natural non-invasive form of pain relief wherever and whenever the user experiences pain. 

Problem Space.

Create a wearable device that allows users to have a better understanding of their body’s health conditions through self-regulation, self-healing, and self-monitoring.


Wearable: can be worn on the body in private or public spaces

Compact: small enough to travel with 

Self-Administered: user able to perform and experience activity by themself


A cotton based latex free band. It is breathable, durable, and comfortable for everyday wear. 

ABS is a strong, yet flexible form of plastic. Fit for daily acupressure sessions. 



A latch switch to toggle on and off.
Battery lid twists open with a coin for easy replacement of batteries.
Acupressure is applied when device is strapped to the arm and turned on with the dome resting on the acupressure point. Vibration is used to stimulate the points to promote healing and relieve pain.

Acupressure Location.


Pressure point located two and a half finger in between the two bones. Stimulating this point relieves wrist pain, rheumatism, and tendinitis. 

Ll 10.

Pressure point located on the outer surface of the forearm sitting 3 fingers below the elbow crease when elbows are bent at a 90 degree. Stimulating this point relieves tennis elbow and shoulder pains.

Relieve. Heal. Regulate.

Emily Pan

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My name is Emily and I am recent Industrial Design Graduate at Emily Carr University! I am a process driven Industrial Designer. My work focuses on solving design problems with simple solutions and new technology through the process of making. In my free time I like to paint still-life and landscapes. If I am not painting, you can find me reading with my tea in hand.
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