First Aid Kit – Rethinking first aid | Design Sprint 20

How can medical design be made fast, intuitive and reliable in an emergency? Following this question, student Philipp Spiridi tried to rethink conventional first aid in his sprint, because injuries and accidents can happen anywhere, from hiking trips to everyday office life. Fast action and good instructions are often decisive for the further health of the injured person until the emergency doctor arrives.

Unfortunately, conventional first aid kits are often crammed and very confusing. This is where the First Aid Kit from this design sprint comes into play.
With the help of various features, the use case and understanding of the individual products in the bag should be clearly specified and structured thematically.

The details
The innovative first aid bag has been specifically designed to ensure quick and effective first aid measures in emergencies. Therefore, the two-piece bag is made of high quality and robust material.

The sleeve guarantees both that the bag is waterproof and dustproof to protect the contents. Furthermore, it has a label on the outside for the color system of the inner pocket, which will be explained in further detail in the following. Another important feature is the integrated tongue, which allows a quick retrieval of the inner pocket.

The inner pocket is constructed in layers and offers space for various medical equipment and consumables. The loops and mesh pockets are labeled in a proprietary color system to allow for quick identification and retrieval of operating supplies. Blue stands for all materials that are sterile and therefore suitable for direct wound contact and the color red indicates consumables that are more suitable for fixation and support. Furthermore, the inner pocket offers large yellow loops, which should support the handling of the levels.

The design deliberately complies with current DIN standards and thus offers the possibility of DIN certification. Furthermore, interactive elements were deliberately designed in bright yellow to ensure reliable handling even in poor lighting conditions. The other relevant colors were also deliberately kept medical, with blue and red.

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Lydia writes about design processes and our medical design projects.

Originally written by Lydia Münstermann, 05. May 2023. Last updated 05. May 2023


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