Modern day syringes have multitudes of issues that undermine safety in the healthcare environment. Some of these issues cost the industry millions and practitioners and patients life-long setbacks. Some of the issues I tackled for this project includes a better Vaccine Vial Monitor (VVM) system, needlestick prevention system, and various manufacturing considerations.
First thing that comes to mind when someone hears "medicine" is probably the syringe. Yet some 10% of people has trypanophobia, the fear of needles. My hypothesis is that the syringe is rather clinical looking, which could be intimidating to some. So, introducing of emotional design could solve this problem. Other issues covered include needlestick injuries, contamination, and expired vaccines,
The prototyping process and form studies, all the way to final.
Completed model with clear walls to show parts.
Gungnir Parts. From Left to Right: Cap, Needle, Outer Case, Needle holster, Spring, Safety Seal, Vial, Plunger, Plunger stick.