It's really hard to design products by focus groups. A lot of times, people don't know what they want until you show it to them.
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|Detect The “C” Scare In Advance||5:36 AM|
Ok this is a true story, my aunt who happens to be a doctor managed to detect a pip-sized (malignant) lump in her breast just coz she was a proficient doc who did this kinda stuff on a daily basis. Many of us women are neither that lucky nor skilled enuf to detect lumps of any kind! To help us out is the Luna Breast Care Device, which is a personalized intimate unit that allows us to examine ourselves in the comfort and privacy of our homes.
This handheld unit comes with intelligent biomedical technologies that can “feel for lumps on the human breast as to detect abnormalities under the surface of the skin.”
The two-part unit includes a charging interface with a screen and a soft screening pad interface made of flexible, bio-elastic materials with multiple sensors that process the info. A cumulative record of all the screenings is stored for further reference, which could come handy at the apt moment.
Designers: Agnes XUE Lishan, Wei Hangshuai & Ho Hung Yi
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