Scritch scratch

Runner-up in the social impact category of the Core77 Design Awards student category is Scritch by Hideaki Matsui, Copenhagen Institute of Interaction Design.

It’s believed that patients with chronic skin irritations scratch up to 1 000 times a day.

Itchiness, however, is a very subjective experience and something that is difficult to objectively measure and analyse.

The Scritch wearable device seeks to address this matter. Scritch is a patient-centric measurement device that consists of an ergonomically designed wearable device and software application that objectively measures levels of itchiness.

Scritch allows the patient to collect data about the medical condition, which encourages more productive communication about the problem to medical professionals. 

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