Palm (2019 Personal Exploration)
Uncomfortable RitualsChronic conditions often come with uncomfortable rituals such as pricking your finger or taking pills. I want to explore the emotion behind this. My goal was to mitigate inconvenience and give people’s autonomy back.
Blood Glucose Monitoring
The sharps container is a hypersonic welded piece that traps the used needles from the cartridge without the user interacting. This was a big part of making this design autonomous.
FeedbackOver the course of the project I talked regularly with 5 users. People like Caroline gave me design priorities such as pocketability, a place to put sharps, and a focus on routine.
One Task, One DevicePalm is a blood glucose management device focused around pocketabiliy. This device is a combination of a lancet, glucometer, and a sharps container.
1. Insert Lance 2.Set Depth 3.Read Depth 4.Prick Finger 5.Test Strip Revealed
Step by Step
6.Dispose within Device