Honorable Mention: Wildcard
The design of urinary night bags has not changed in nearly 60 years. Transparent PVC bags hung on a basic metal or plastic frame cause many difficulties. Key amongst these is the distress and stigmatization caused by the visual dominance of up to 2 litres of urine prominently on display.
Layr is a revolutionary approach that brings clear clinical, practical and psychological benefits from a user centred perspective to the problems of overnight catheterization. It replaces the mid-20 th century PVC bag with an intelligent, connected ‘flask’ capable of bringing clinical expertise to the home, providing additional remote diagnostic benefits whilst eliminating the stigma and practical difficulties associated with existing systems.
Layr, reimagines the treatment of night-time catheterisation from simply containing the passed fluid for disposal to applying standard optical sensing and communication technology to provide better analytical tools to clinicians.
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About the organization
PDR is a world leading design consultancy and applied research centre. We have a unique approach, blending leading, high quality research activity alongside award winning, proven and highly experienced consultancy practice. For over two decades this perspective and the culture, knowledge and capabilities we have built around it have generated world leading results and outcomes for the companies and organisations we work with.
Located within Cardiff Metropolitan University we are organised across eight groups, each a leading exponent in its field with an extensive history and back catalogue of projects, innovations and ground breaking knowledge. Each group is a globally renowned source of expertise and practice in its field. Together, under one roof, the capabilities, knowledge and expertise is unprecedented and maintains PDR at the cutting edge of knowledge and practice and a world leading centre in design and innovation.