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Elan, Children's Mouth Exam Device

CompanyUniversity of Illinois At Urbana Champaign
Lead Designers Cliff Shin, Adele Rehkemper
Project LocationIllinois
Client Model Solution
CreditsCMF by Adele Rehkemper, Photo by Cliff Shin
Prize(s)Gold in Industrial And Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific Machinery
Entry Description

This design enables to take pictures of patients’ throat as well as measure temperature. Current practice in pediatrics is to perform separately for taking pictures and measuring temperature, which would give not only the patient discomfort, also anxiety. The strength of this design is that young patients like children would not get scared because the design is shape of lollipop. When a young patient places Elan the way he or she would eat lollipop, it will automatically suppress patient’s tongue, which enables to take a clear picture of patient’s throat to correctly diagnose what went wrong.