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CACTUS – Insulin-Management

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CACTUS is a design-concept that has been developed to support diabetics by providing relief in everyday life, reliable long-term-recording and integration into modern lifestyles. Special attention was given to seamless handling and high flexibility in every situation. Currently diabetics have to take many different components along with them and to write a diary about blood sugar levels. The resulting effort in organizing these things and the possible mistakes make daily life more difficult. CACTUS optimizes this situation by offering every feature that is needed for regulation of blood sugar levels during the day and yet it is just about the size of a spectacle case. Thereby CACTUS divides the application scenario into two product states – measuring blood sugar levels and insulin injection. If the measuring state is activated by opening CACTUS towards the bottom side, all the tools needed for measuring blood glucose levels and calculation of the insulin dose are accessible. Calculation and indications are displayed via energy efficient e-ink technology. Once the insulin dose is calculated, CACTUS is opened on the upper side for injection. After taking out the pen, one of the needles stored inside the case, can be applied. The dose can be corrected directly on the pen if needed and pushing the tip will start the injection process. The intuitive procedure of sliding the case open in both directions not only organizes the action areas, but also divides CACTUS into a protective cover and a functional inner part. While CACTUS’ interface goes along with all actions, recorded data can be saved via M2M-communication so it can be visualized on other devices. This creates interaction between CACTUS and the patient’s smart phone or the doctor’s computer, who can log into the data via DocCheck-verification. To counter the individual and societal burden of diabetes, CACTUS makes a deliberate statement with its fashionable appearance. It transfers the focus from the burden of the disease to an accessory that visualizes the individuality of the user. CACTUS is the integration of functionality, engineering and aesthetics that simplify a complex procedure. It becomes a daily companion for diabetics. This results in a product that is more about a lifestyle than a necessity.
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  • CACTUS
    Insulin-Management
  • CACTUS is adesign-concept that has been developed to support diabetics by providing reliefin everyday life, reliable long-term-recording and integration into modern lifestyles.Special attention was given to seamless handling and high flexibility in everysituation.
  • Currentlydiabetics have to take many different components along with them and to write adiary about blood sugar levels. The resulting effort in organizing these thingsand the possible mistakes make daily life more difficult. CACTUS optimizes thissituation by offering every feature that is needed for regulation of bloodsugar levels during the day and yet it is just about the size of a spectaclecase.
  • TherebyCACTUS divides the application scenario into two product states – measuringblood sugar levels and insulin injection. If the measuring state is activatedby opening CACTUS towards the bottom side, all the tools needed for measuringblood glucose levels and calculation of the insulin dose are accessible. Calculationand indications are displayed via energy efficient e-ink technology.

    Once theinsulin dose is calculated, CACTUS is opened on the upper side for injection.After taking out the pen, one of the needles stored inside the case, can beapplied. The dose can be corrected directly on the pen if needed and pushingthe tip will start the injection process. The intuitive procedure of slidingthe case open in both directions not only organizes the action areas, but also dividesCACTUS into a protective cover and a functional inner part.

    While CACTUS’interface goes along with all actions, recorded data can be saved viaM2M-communication so it can be visualized on other devices. This creates interactionbetween CACTUS and the patient’s smart phone or the doctor’s computer, who canlog into the data via DocCheck-verification.
  • To counterthe individual and societal burden of diabetes, CACTUS makes a deliberate statementwith its fashionable appearance. It transfers the focus from the burden of the diseaseto an accessory that visualizes the individuality of the user.
  • CACTUS is theintegration of functionality, engineering and aesthetics that simplify acomplex procedure. It becomes a daily companion for diabetics. This results ina product that is more about a lifestyle than a necessity.

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