2019 / Sustainable Living/environmental Preservation / Recycling Equipment / Student

MedPet

  • Prizes
    Bronze in Sustainable Living/Environmental Preservation/Recycling Equipment
  • Lead Designer
    Linden Weitz
  • Project Link
  • University
    Savannah College Of Art And Design

Here’s the situation,

Medical devices live a short life. The number of sterilization cycles each device can undergo, the shelf life of the glue which maintains sterile packaging and fitness for use of a person are all finite.

Many are forced to discard clean devices due to regulation. The only way to foster these items is to remove them from the system. The market my research gave to me was pet supplies, but I hope to demonstrate the potential of these orphans. Furthermore, I see no limit to the application of these instruments given a room full of designers, and a gallon of cold brew.

Photo Credit: Linden Weitz