Submitted by Matter, a multi-disciplinary design studio, Sukha (Su-kha) is concept design exploration aims to engage women more in positive HPV screening experiences. Based on research, in 2019, one in four UK women didn’t attend their cervical screening appointment or also known as a Smear or PAP test. It’s a test where a cervical cell sample is collected then tested for high risk types of Human Papilloma Virus (HPV), this is the kind of virus that contributes to 99.7% cervical cancers. Therefore, this type of test is a vital component in fight against cervical cancer. Unfortunately, there are many women who don’t want to engage with the test due to unfamiliarity and embarrassment.
Sukha project has revealed three ground breaking HPV home test concepts to breakdown barriers that prevent women from attending smear tests. Sukha offers an opportunity to provide an approachable, accessible, and holistic offering in women’s health and wellness.
Today, Matter Design Studio has launched sukhaspace.uk a conceptual design exploration presenting three new, at-home HPV test concepts: Your Space, My Cycles and Our Bodies.
Your Space explores the familiarity of existing period care products, such as tampon applicators, offering women a compact sampling product with intuitive interactions. As well as creating a safe and comfortable forum for everyday conversation about HPV.
My Cycles smart device and app builds trust and understanding through personalized cycle-tracking and testing services for women at every life-stage. The concept integrates HPV testing as a key part of a life-long vaginal care regime, covering: menstruation, ovulation, STI & UTI testing.
Our Bodies celebrates women’s self-exploration and promotes body positivity by providing a naturally intuitive tactile sampling tool. The molded silicone product fits comfortably to the finger and allows a woman to find, feel and collect a sample directly from her cervix.
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