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23 June 2010

First Aid First

Very few designers have ventured forth to re-deign the First Aid Kit. Even the mandatory school projects that my children did was a square, white box with a red cross plastered in the centre. The N. Nursing Kit designed by two talented students from the National Cheng Kung University adds a breath of fresh air to the mundane. If I were to mention the two most innovative items, it’d have to be the curvy scissors and the integrated flashlight.

The N. Nursing Kit includes the Curvy Scissors, Tape Dispenser, Tweezers Clip and Medicines Cap.
Additional Features:
  • When the device lifted for use, the emergency sign lights up.
  • To open the device, push down and then turn: The container separates into three sections for sterilization, medication and dressing.
  • The upper part is a light source for the nursing kit therefore it can be taken apart to be used as a flashlight. (Material of lamp cover sponsored by Industrial Technology Research Institute).
The Curvy Scissors
The scissors are designed with a curved handle about six degrees from a flat surface. No matter which side of the scissors, the curvature makes it much easier for us to lift and fit our hands better.
Designers: Sheng-Hong Li & You-Lin Chen
N. Nursing Kit by Sheng-Hong Li & You-Lin Chen
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