Bath, UK – Design studio Matter studio has launched a series of design concepts to enable at-home HPV testing.
Called Sukha, the three concept designs were created to take the routine procedure of smear testing out of the doctor's surgery, opening up dialogue on how design can simplify a common medical process.
Created to mirror the accessibility of familiar sanitary products, the three designs include a compact applicator with absorbent swab; a smart device providing digital feedback for at-home reassurance; and a silicone moulded applicator that fits on the finger for more tactile testing. As well as empowering women to take testing into their own hands, the at-home convenience aims to encourage more women to be tested more regularly.
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