Develop a design solution that utilises ‘advanced textiles’ (fabric that has been enhanced by new technologies) to improve well-being or the quality of people’s lives.
I feel like a robot! It's a nightmare on holidays.Lucy - Type 1 Diabetic
Insulive is a flexible and wearable insulin pump. It makes it much easier and more comfortable to pump insulin. It is reuseable, and it's efficient and lightweight packaging reduces waste to landfill. Furthermore, the use of micro-needles and pre-filled insulin cartridges eliminated sharps waste.
The pump is controlled entirelly from a software interface on a connected device so that the wearer doesn't feel like they are connected to a machine.
Insulive utilises textiles woven with carbon nano tubes to peristaltically pump insulin from an insulin reservoir, through a micro-needle patch, into the user.
Insulive makes use of flexible circuitry and wireless charging so that it is moudable and waterproof. This allows inuslive to move with you, wherever you go.
Insulive won the Eddie Squires award for the Wearing Intelligence 2.0 brief in the 2018 RSA Student Design Awards.