A Case of Sharps

In collaboration with Avon Kuo:

Improper needle disposal is a worldwide problem due to a lack of appropriate infrastructure and regulated process. After researching and talking with patients, we imagined our product—a more versatile and environmentally sound needle clipper—as a solution that starts with the individual at home who knows his or her own health status and can handle each needle without the fear of contracting an illness. Not only is our design aimed to fit all needles, at the moment we are experimenting with the material integrity of using natural fiber composites, which have the potential to be molded into strong, durable but eco-friendly parts, as the needle storage body.

Saras Kalwani

industrial design