415 milion people in the world have to face diabetes using ugly medical devices
Our challenge is to find new aestethics in wearable devices, especially for young diabetic people
What could happen in 5 years? We explored new technologies not yet on the market to envision better opportunities for the future
Starting from the concept idea, we developed several sperimental prototypes of the pen and the tattoo to conduct the user test and analysis. We realized an online survey, a direct interview and we involved a diabetic friend of us in every stage on the design process.
We mainly change the shape/ergonomy of the pen and make the website more costumizable. We defined the belly as the best area fot the injection and the foreharm as the best one for the tattoos.
The temporary tattoo, thanks to the gluco-sensor detects the glucose present in blood. The tattoo changes color according to the level (high and low) thanks to a gluco-cromic ink and giving the visual feedback to the user
If the level gets dangerous for the user, the tattoo can rlease a small electrostimulus. This haptic feedback prevent any worries in dangerous situations.
All the values can be checked on the app, by putting the phone on the tattoo on the arm, thanks to the NFC sensor.
The tatoo has to be replaced every 15 days.
The user has the possibility to choose between many different tattoos or costumize his personal one through the website.
For injecting the insuline we designed a pen that works without needles. It contains a changeble noozle that can be charged usign a 3ml cardrige and an adaptor.
The pen allows the user to have a safe injection without worring about the needdle and thanks to the improved minimalilstic aesthetic of the products it doesn’t remind to a medical device.
Advantages of needle-free injection:
Prevent skin puncture hazards and skin destruction
No bleeding, no bruising
Quick and effective
Elimination of needle phobia
The smartphone application we designed presentes these features:
measure glucose level;
possibility to collect medhical exams;
tips-articles on diet and fitness activity based on your routine;
calculation of insulin to inject throught the diet and fitness diary collected by the user;
possibility to share data ones a month with the doctor to keep a daily folder;
alerts and notifications about monitoring and injections.