LoFric Elle – an intermittent catheter with an L-shaped handle – has won the 2020 Red Dot Award for product design.
LoFric Elle is designed to offer women a ready to use, hygienic, slim and discreet intermittent catheter. The ergonomic handle enables an upright body position and control during catheterisation. The container becomes a handle when connected to the catheter.
Global product manager of LoFric Elle, Susanne Lindholm, said: “Wellspect doesn´t just focus on design for discretion, we offer smart and user centric design that makes a real difference for both users and healthcare professionals. During the whole product development process, from development to final product, we have been cooperating with more than 100 users and healthcare professionals evaluating both function and design. The project team has consisted of many women. Obviously, it is easier to understand a female user’s situation if you are a woman yourself. Actually, a lot of time has been spent on a toilet seat in order to discuss and evaluate sitting positions and handling of the catheter.”