Fed up with my Ventolin Inhaler

Fed up with my Ventolin Inhaler

Hi All,

My name is Sonia. I was first diagnosed with asthma at a very young age.

After pursuing a career in design in my late teens, I began to notice that the vast majority of medical devices focus strictly on practicability, subsequently letting design fall by the wayside.

It s why I created colorful asthma inhalers to change perception of asthma and put some color in the life of asthmatics.

inhalcolors.com/

Work is in progress but i hope you will like the idea.

Sonia

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  • Hi good idea. Don't forget though that different colours mean different meds eg the ventolin one is always blue and is a reliever (the stronger one is pink) and the brown and green ones are preventers, not relievers. It would be too easy to get confused if they were any colour. x

  • I think it's a silly idea, albeit a nice and well intentioned one. A far better avenue of research for you would be eczema ointments and creams that are often very similarly packaged but may have widely different potencies/uses. There isn't a standardised colour code for such things (whereas the does seem to be with inhalers), and generic versions are often different again. I think Glaxo colour-code fairly well, but Shering don't, for example. There is a lot of potential to conceptual design work in systems or innovations to aid users in distinguishing differences, aid the industry in standardisation, and improve patient's subjective experience from an aesthetic and tactile perspective. There may be potential for uptake or consultation by the industry or at least a great portfolio addition. In terms of aftermarket ideas, safe, sensible innovations may be welcome and the classification system for medical devices includes a provision for non-sense items such as 'magnetic healing bracelets', so an actually useful adjunct to a medical issue can gain market credibility by bearing whatever classification that is, blah blah blah cough wheeze, cheers, Ollie.

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