Speculum
Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Production Date
2009-2010

Cooperation Partners
Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, DE
Medical Design Master Program

Medical Support By
Dr. Ann Gnutzmann
Universitätsklinikum Gießen
Klinik f.Frauenheilkunde u.Geburtshilfe


Info

No one really likes to go to the doctor and a lot of women especially like to avoid the half-yearly gynecological check-ups. One essential part of the check-up is the so-called PAP-test, where the patient’s cervix is examined for cancerous changes. Therefore the doctor needs to unfold the vagina with a fixing metal speculum. To many women this procedure is rather unpleasant and painful. Although women have been examined with different kinds of specula for thousands of years (they even found some in Pompeji), their shape and material have not changed much. The new speculum consists of spring steel and an autoclavable soft silicone. The elastic tool allows women to take influence on the examination in this intimate area. The elastic spring steel gently unfolds the vagina but softly springs back if the patient cramps her pelvic muscles. The soft silicone coating adapts to the patient’s sensitive inner anatomy.

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Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Research


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Research


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Research


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Research


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

First models


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

First models


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

First models


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Adjusting to the patient’s body and feelings


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Silicone coated spring steel

Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Silicone coated spring steel


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, Design, gynecological check-up, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, PAP Test, patient-centered, Product Design, specula, Speculum, Spekulum, user-centered

Sealed before usage


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