Measuring Less To Feel More

Stress has a high impact on the successful management of diabetes. After field research, I realized that diabetic people are actually stressed by the device they must use to check their blood sugar level. The current devices focus strictly on quantifying with numbers, and leave no room for personal feeling, sensation, or subtlety. Instead of numbers, my own vision of this ‘home-care device’ uses the position of a led light to literally expresses how high/low the blood sugar level is. This more intuitive and sensitive language allows people with type II diabetes to relate easier to their blood sugar level while staying in touch with their own sensation.
Project developed in collaboration with Waag Society