Menstruation a biological function that occurs to half of the population. Products for menstruation are therefore highly relevant. I explored the disposable and reusable period care products on the market today, product consumption and the environmental impact.
User research & existing market
Based on a survey of people’s menstrual habits and choices I wanted to create a menstrual disc with improved features, compared to other products on the market. Diaphragms served as my main inspiration for smart features.
Throughout this project I learned how to cast silicone in my own 3D printed molds, in order to produce physical prototypes.
The improved menstrual disc
Heme simplifies insertion and removal of the product, features a spill safe rim and comes in a color ready to hide any future discoloration that eventually comes with regular use.