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Cancer patient invents new band aid dispenser

Shared by Ana Duarte on 2017-01-16 18:07

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“It's hard for the nurses to open the band aids because they are wearing gloves. When they ask my mum to do it, she struggles as well because she has long nails”, said the girl, explaining what drove her to create this product.

It works by the users simply pulling the dispenser to the perforated edge like sticky tape and tear off the adhesive plaster. Each 4-cm (1.6-in) piece is padded in the middle like a standard Band-Aid, and the ends are perforated for easy separation. Pushing the switch down sends two blades together to cut the piece off, and at the same time, close the device to keep the bandages remaining inside sterile.

“The casing can close completely to make sure no dirt gets in to the casing and it keeps the Band-Aids completely sterile”, the inventor stated.

So Bridgette starting designing and prototyping. Once she had a working prototype she submitted her idea into the littleBIGidea competition, where she won a trip to NASA in Florida, and she will go as soon as her treatment is finished.

Adapted from: http://dailym.ai/2gjdVRT

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Bridgette Veneris, born in Australia, in 2006, was recovering from leukaemia when she had the idea for “The Faster-Aid”, in 2015, an easy-to-use band-aid dispenser, which works like sticky tape.

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