Smart First Aid Kit has been designed to allow and encourage patients (critical to everyday patients) to become e-patients. Using Smart First Aid Kit, user is able to utilize great potential of the e-patient network and perform self triage. When you have ankle sprain, this kit can help you measure the swelling and inflammation of your ankle in real time and compare the results to others on the e-patient network to know how bad your injury is.
This first aid kit has utilized Footfalls & Heartbeats technology to try to improve healthcare system worldwide. The designer intention f or this product is not for mass production, actually it is meant to become an attention grabber, conversation starter and conceptual idea. Once Footfalls and Heartbeats has the attention of the design and consumer world the company would release a commercialized version.
Designer : Richard Clarkson
The idea of using wooden box as the case came for more than one reason. Richard Clarkson says “The first is the psychological connections we have with the materiality of wood. As a substance it carries with it connotations of nature, warmth and individuality. It is these qualities that I feel perfectly suit the values of Footfalls & Heartbeats.”. The wood of Smart First Aid Kit came from New Zealand Native Rimu which has antibacterial characteristic, similar to bamboo, therefore, it is applicable for both the casing and instrument of medical goods.