Louis Trew

Louis Trew

Industrial Design and Technology BA

Diawee

Blood Glucose Tracker

Diawee is a non-invasive approach to blood glucose management for those associated with type 1 diabetes mellitus. The product marries with an existing smart-phone and supporting app to analyse, store and record testing data. Diawee is an origami-based blood glucose test device that can be assembled from a flat sheet of paper in less than 10 minutes. Though it costs less than 10 pence to produce, it can provide over 400 repeat glucose tests, weighs less than 5 grams, is small enough to fit in a pocket, requires no external power, and can survive full water submersion. Its minimalistic, scalable design is inherently application-specific instead of general-testing, increasing product functionality at dramatically reduced cost. Diawee's looks embody a more for less for more ethos, whereby more product functionality is offered at ultra-low costing for those most needy through heightened accessibility.