Pelvic Floor Exerciser

SKEA

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The design of the pelvic floor exerciser SKEA (Smart Kegel Exercise Aid) follows a gamification approach that combines exercises with mobile games. A sensor detects when the pelvic floor muscles are contracted and, with the help of the squeezes, controls a character in a video game on the smartphone. The form and colour scheme in the style of a black swan deliberately depart from the functional design language of medical products. The Bluetooth antenna is located outside the body, in the “swan’s neck”.

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    Beijing City University, Beijing, China
  • In-house design:
    Fan Yang Hongtao Zhang
  • Design:
    Beijing Institute of Graphic Communication, Wen Zhang Wei Wang, Beijing, China

Statement by the Jury

SKEA creatively makes pelvic floor exercises fun. Its expressive look radiates sensuality and self-confidence.