The Helping-Hand from Bang & Olufsen Medicom.

Helping-Hand is an intelligent drug administration system assisting patients and health care professionals in disease treatment.








The Helping-Hand from Bang & Olufsen Medicom.


Helping-Hand is an intelligent drug administration system assisting patients and health care professionals in disease treatment.





Bang & Olufsen Medicom is the medical products division of the Bang & Olufsen Group.

DEVELOPA teamed up with B&O Medicom to create the strategic product concept for the Helping-Hand. Concept formulation processes helped identify and structure the most significant benefits for patients, healthcare professionals, and pharmaceutical companies. The Helping-hand improves patient compliance to the course of therapy.

The Helping Hand discretely houses pills in a protective manner. As pills are withdrawn from the device electronic registration allows for a handy reminder function and monitoring of compliance to the treatment. Meta data collected by the device assists healthcare professionals and pharmaceutical companies in the development of the therapy. The Helping-Hand creates a break-thorugh platform for confident data-based therapy management.

The strategic product concept won the prestigious “Red Dot – Best of the Best” design award in 2008.

DEVELOPA continues to assist B&O Medicom in the further development of this concept.


DEVELOPA roles: Design Process, Design Strategy, Industrial Design, Interaction Design, Service Design


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