Onion Pill

Van Mensvoort
December 7th 2010

Since the intake of medicines has become a mundane ritual nowadays, why not naturalize the interface? French artist Mathieu Lehanneur is rethinking the pill-person interface in daring new ways.

The idea of his Onion Pill medication, is to remove leaves off the product in the same way as one would peel an onion. The patient consumes one layer per day, starting with the darkest and progressing to the lightest until he arrives at the center where the final "recovery" capsule is found." "Hooray!" says this design. "You've made it."

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Posted 07/12/2010 – 21:01

I've never commented on here ever, despite lurking for over a year.
However, this is so stupid, it has inspire me to scream out to the intertubes how stupid it is. So without further adieu...
This is the dumbest most useless idea I have ever seen! Who would want to do this every dosage time? How do you handle dosage with decreasing volume? Medicine is expensive enough without useless, clunky, annoying, costly, asinine interfaces to get in the way. I can go on with reasons for days why this is retarded, but I think you get my meaning.

Should men be able to give birth to children?

Koert van Mensvoort: Is the artificial womb frankenstein-like symbol of (male) engineers trying to steal the magical womb from women? Or… is it a feminist project and needed to reach through equality between the sexes? I personally lean towards the latter. To me it feels like progress if a girl can tell a guy to carry the womb for a change.

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