The internet is littered with videos of children overreacting to medical procedures. I, however, don’t blame them. The ER or the clinic isn’t particularly the most psychologically comforting place to be, especially with the syringes, bitter medicines, and impersonal doctors. Designed to make one clinical procedure less scary, the Bean thermometer for children comes with a design that feels more like a toy.
The thermometer has an anthropomorphic design, looking like a creature or alien of some sort. Its bulbous features give it a child-friendly appeal, and the range of colors it comes in is a complete deviation from traditional medical apparatuses that are usually white or light colored. A screen on the back of the Bean’s ‘head’ displays the temperature, while controls on the ‘belly’ allow you to toggle through functions and even switch between temperature units.
Designer: Peng Da