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Assistive Oral Care Equipment for Self-care

UniversityThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Lead DesignersJackie Ho
Design TeamJackie Ho
Project LocationHospital in Hong Kong
Prize(s)Bronze in Design For Society / Design for Elders
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Entry Description

EXP501 is innovative oral care equipment to fulfil the self-care impaired patient's needs and to offer 4 types of oral care treatments (i.e., teeth, tongue, gum and lips). As Q-tip is the only tool that caregivers used now, which is insufficient for cleaning because of it's fixed size and shape. EXP501 produces cleaning tools made by cotton thread, which is not only inherited the benefits of the material characteristics of q -tips, but also provides the flexibility of size and density per treatment. It brings the best oral hygiene to long term patient on the bed and stays away from pneumonia.