This was undertaken as a group university project in 2020 for our 'Sustainable Design Engineering' module. We were given the task of analaysing fast-moving consumer electronics to identify key sustainability problems, before selecting a specific product and redesigning it to be used within a new product-service system.
Current digital pregnancy tests are one-time use only, thrown out to become electronic waste. This not only contributes to landfill issues, but can also leach toxic chemicals into the environment. Furthermore, the digital pregnancy test has seen no significant improvements in the past 20 years, providing good opportunity for redesign.
Mother Nature aims to redesign the digital pregnancy test, allowing it to be reused multiple times to promote sustainability, and focusing on consumer experience by ensuring that the borrow-return process is as simple as possible.