2020 / Life Science Design / Medical/Scientific Machinery / Professional

Elan, Children's Mouth Exam Device

  • Prizes
    Winner in Life Science Design/Medical/Scientific Machinery
  • Company
    University of Illinois At Urbana Champaign , United States
  • Lead Designer
    Cliff Shin, Adele Rehkemper
  • Client
    Model Solution
  • Other credit
    Cmf By Adele Rehkemper, Photo By Cliff Shin

This design enables to take pictures of patients’ throat as well as measure temperature. Current practice in pediatrics is to perform separately for taking pictures and measuring temperature, which would give not only the patient discomfort, also anxiety. The strength of this design is that young patients like children would not get scared because the design is shape of lollipop. When a young patient places Elan the way he or she would eat lollipop, it will automatically suppress patient’s tongue, which enables to take a clear picture of patient’s throat to correctly diagnose what went wrong.

Cliff Shin is an award-winning designer in not only design education but also professional practice. He is a recipient of IDSA Young Educator award and his works have been recognized in Italy, Japan, Singapore, Hong Kong, Korea, and USA. Currently, he is Associate Professor of Industrial Design in the School of Art and Design at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. He worked for LG Headquarters Design Center as a senior industrial designer with expertise in consumer electronics.

Photo Credit: University Of Illinois At Urbana Champaign
Credits: CMF by Adele Rehkemper, Photo by Cliff Shin