iFRIDGE

iFRIDGE

Project Brief:
To redesign an existing portable medication fridge to increase its carrying capacity to at least 3 insulin pens and 6 vials, or 2 bottles of nail polish and 4 lipsticks. Fridge temperature regulation between 2°C-8°C.
Requirements:
To increase the market of the current medifridge, a larger compartment was needed so that it could hold a greater variety of medications, and also hold cosmetic products. Because of the entry into the cosmetic market, the fridge also needed to be aesthetically designed so as to look like a consumer electronic product, suitable to the decor of a bedroom, rather than a medical device.
Design work:
The design phase of the product saw the development of 4 different aesthetic models, one of which was chosen, after direct consultation with target market, as the favoured design. Detailed design work was then done on this design to develop the injection moulded plastic case components, cast aluminium cold plate and compartment, extruded aluminium heat-sink, moulded polystyrene insulation, and modifications to the existing electronic circuitry for the working prototype.
Outcome:
The redesign took a total of under 4 weeks, from concept through to fully working prototype, with all components designed to a ready-for-tooling stage.
Key Features:
• Largest compartment of any competitive product with over 367 cm3 of space
• Flexible compartment means it can take almost any brand of medication pens, different sized vials, syringes, cosmetic products, and more.
• Outside dimensions of 200mm x 10mm x 90mm
• A novel system for attaching the cold plate, Peltier device and hotplate, without any metal to metal contact. This means no unnecessary heat transfer between the hot and colt plates, so increased
efficiency.

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