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Show RCA 2019

Abhisheik Kamal

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Major project:

Revive: A credit-card sized auto-injector for lifestyle assimilation

Adrenaline auto-injectors are prescribed to people with severe and unexpected allergies. The injectors need to be carried at all times to treat possible anaphylactic shock from allergen exposure. The prevalence of such severe allergies is increasing at a faster rate.

Not carrying adrenaline is the biggest factor in fatalities due to anaphylactic shock. According to one study of such fatalities, only ten per cent of the people had adrenaline on hand. The current devices are large and ill-designed to fit in pockets. Their displeasing aesthetics also invite unwanted attention and unjustified association with illness.

Revive is a credit-card sized auto-injector designed to be discreetly carried, better fit into a user’s life, and reduce public stigma associated with the injectors.

The patent pending new needle injection system has been awarded Patent Support from Innovation RCA, 2019.

Info

  • I’d categorise myself as a multidisciplinary designer with an unorthodox background. I’m passionate about design, which causes tangible impact for people –  such as medical design. Within this, I get particularly excited about niche contexts, addressing overlooked stakeholders' needs and near-future trends.

    This year my work focussed on designing an adrenaline auto-injector from a user’s point of view while considering the micro and macro systems within which they exist.

  • Previous degrees

  • BA, Economics and Accounting, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA, 2013
  • Experiences

  • Co-founder, Siddharth by MKC, 2016; Designer, Monika Kamal Collection, 2015–2017; Analyst, PricewaterhouseCooper, 2013–2015
  • Conferences

  • ‘Redesigning medical devices for chronic conditions’, Royal College of General Practitioners, 3 April 2019
  • Awards

  • Patent Support – Shortlisted, Innovation RCA, 2019
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