Inspired by an accident in which she cut her hand during her first week of work, Oliva Wilmink’s answer to redesigning the everyday bandage aims to take the guesswork out of choosing the right one. Too embarrassed to ask for help during her own accident, she noticed that she was fumbling around aimlessly in the company’s first aid kit. There were plenty of bandages to choose from but none that fit her cut skin just right.
Her design, called On Aid, utilizes an innovative flexible polymer and absorbent cotton combination that can cover wound of any size. Simply tear off the bandage size you need and stick it on. For wider areas, bandages can be laid side-by-side. The first of its kind, this new dispenser-style bandage also features refillable cartridges that are easy to replace and even easier to organize in your medicine cabinet or first aid kit.
Designer: Olivia Wilmink