As a rule, however, you cannot masticate drugs, so you put water in your mouth to create the right conditions for deglutition. But many people end up drinking a lot of water without succeeding to swallow the drugs. They stay in your mouth or get stuck in the back of your throat. Many children dislike taking medication, because they find the taste unpleasant, have a hard time swallowing it, or are embarrassed about doing so in front of other people. So how can we make it easier for them to take medication without undue physical and mental stress? We have teamed up with Morimoto-Pharma Co., Ltd., which develops and produces medical administration jelly, and conducted joint projects. Using a user-participation design methodology, based on repeated workshops and prototyping, we have distilled concrete insights from children’s everyday lives and developed solutions.
|Translated title of the contribution||kodomotomorimoto: Design of Supplementary Jelly Kits for the Medication of Children|
|Publication status||Published - Mar 2015|
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Akita, N., Hirai, Y., Matsuo, H., Nakamura, M., & Tanaka, K. (2015). コドモトモリモト：子供のための服薬補助ゼリーキットのデザイン開発. 日本デザイン学研究作品集, 20, 32-35. https://www.jstage.jst.go.jp/article/adrjssd/20/1/20_1_32/_article/-char/ja/