Diabetes Care : Roche and Lifescan

Ken McCorkindale has designed and been involved in developing numerous diabetes care products.

In the late 1990's he worked with Roche Diagnostics (while a senior designer at Continuum) on multiple projects and led the initial concept design and development of the Accucheck Compact, the world's first all-in-one glucose monitoring system, combining inbuilt test strips, finger pricker and lancet into one device. This was a revolutionary idea and transformed the user experience of performing a glucose test from one that involved multiple handling steps and numerous devices (glucose meter, tests strips, finger pricker and lancets) to a single device and two button presses. The product won numerous design and innovation awards.

From 2003 - 2007 Ken worked with Shore Design consultancy and his experience in diabetes care device design helped secure Lifescan as a client in the early stages of Shore's development. This eventually led to the company specialising in medical device design and Shore went on to become one of the world's leading medical device design consultancies. 

Ken led and contributed to numerous product design projects for Lifescan, often involving innovations in mechanism design, user handling and UI development.

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