Atomo HIV Self Test: atomo diagnostics
ideGroup have been involved with Atomo Diagnostics since its conception and I have had the privilege of working on their design team for the last 18 months. Atomo has recently been awarded grants from the New South Wales Medical Device Fund, and the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for the development of a self-test for rapid detection of HIV. We are developing a fully integrated, all-in-one easy to use test device that will include an in-built digital reader for use in the privacy of your home.
As part of the self test design team, I have been working on the design and development of the concept, taking input from local HIV advocacy groups, clinical experts and user groups to optimise our design for self-testing. I have facilitated several usability evaluations as part of the design iterative process. We are very excited about where this project is heading and the kind of impact it can have on communities around the world.
The design pictured above is currently being distributed in South Africa through http://hivselftesting.co.za/.