A final run-through of our 150+ amazing submissions in this year's DiabetesMine Design Challenge reveals some of the "prettiest" entries — those that obviously come from the world of artful design rather than medical utility. And why shouldn't more medical devices be more aesthetic?!
PicoSulin mini insulin pump
- weighs just 2 oz. and uses and insulin penfill cartridge, plus it looks a heck of lot like an iPod Nano -
(click on the image below to see the full entry)
- an armband pump only 1.5cm wide at its thickest point -
(click on the image to see the details; yes, I realize the actual mechanism of insulin delivery is a bit unclear)
Flex Insulin Pump
- "light, discreet, flexible and comfortable" -
This one was featured in an ADA Conference talk about futuristic patient-friendly pump designs, although honestly, I think it looks a bit like wearing a banana slug.
- not sure why this comfortable hypo-detection device should only be worn at night? -
- VERY pretty, but where do you keep your lancet and test strips? -