In the Netherlands more than 6,000 children under eighteen suffer from Type 1 Diabetes. Most diabetic children have an insulin pump connected to their body with a tube. And they always have to carry the instruments for a glucose check or insulin injection with them. The current devices are impersonal, conspicuous and difficult to understand – not very child-friendly. Melchior van Voorden has designed a new diabetes kit for kids: with an almost invisible tubeless pump, an easy to use and very compact interface and coloured covers for personal preference. The treatment becomes almost child’s play.
Melchior van Voorden
© Design Academy Eindhoven, Photo by Lonneke van der Palen