Designed to tackle the problem of people who unknowingly have diabetes. How can you treat a disease you don't know you have?
To give knowledge is to empower
It is estimated that there are 500,000 people with diabetes in Ireland, yet there are only 250,000 that are diagnosed.
HOW THE PROBLEM
The dispenser is designed to carry out a cheap diabetes test for people with chronic diabetes. It would be installed in toilets at bars, restaurant, public etc. for a certain period of time before moving to its next location.
The user will enter the private cubical and place a coin in to the dispenser. A blue coloured ball will be dispensed which is covered in iodine solution. The user drops the ball into the bowl and proceeds to pee on the ball.
The ball remains in the toilet and will change colour if it detects glucose in the urine. If this does occur it is presumed that the participant has chronic diabetes. The graphics on the dispenser provide a QR code to a website with more info on diabetes and a specialist contact details.