Insulin Buttons: This new-fangled gadget is a Russian invention from designers Vladislav Kropachev and Vladimir Makarov. It won a 2005 Design Innovation Award. What you do with it is place it on your skin and simply push down with your finger. This pierces a capsule inside the Syringe-button containing a dose of medicine, while simultaneously forcing the medicine through the needle and injecting it into the skin. You don’t even have to see the needle as it goes in. These things can even "mimic pills" in the sense that they can be color-coded and the dosage can be printed on top, so users will be extra clear about the contents. Its potential goes far beyond diabetes.
Jun 2, 2006