Stoma Care: Ergonomic medical products for ostomy patients

Winner of the PDD Carbonate Innovation Award 2007, British Design Innovation.

The Diamond Pack is a redesign of the ostomy bag, a medical product for patients who, due to removal of part or all of their bowel, rely on a surgically created opening in the body to discharge bodily wastes. Patients must wear a collection bag for 24 hours a day, and many for the rest of their lives.

The new design incorporates ergonomic considerations for increased mobility as well as a unique drain system (not shown due to IP considerations).

Both improvements were inspired by user research collected through interviews with patients and primary research wearing the bag and following a typical day’s routine.