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Second Skin. / Selfhelp Urinary Catheter

Second Skin.
Second Skin.

About 80% of urinary tract infections are caused due to urinary catheter. The second skin concept is a compact dual layered long term catheter that helps the patients to remove one layer after 4 weeks by themselves at home. This helps in keeping the catheter clean and reduces the infection risk in the urethra. It buys more time to the patient before it needs a replacement at the local hospital.
It is beneficial for patients living in remote locations with limited access to healthcare and poor infrastructure. The water soluble bio friendly PVOH catheter tip helps in faster urine flow and avoids any possible damage to the bladder mucosa.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Peter Alwin,
Umeå Institute of Design

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