There’s always room for improvement, as evidenced by this evolution of the band-aid by Taiwanese university students. The adhesive bandage was originally designed in 1920 by a Johnson & Johnson employee for his wife who had a bad habit of cutting herself while cooking (my vice as well). It was a beautifully simple design to keep infection to a minimum. I hope this new iteration comes with a user guide!

By the way, talk about a category-killing name: “Band-Aid” was the brand name of the adhesive bandage J&J introduced in the 1920s that has since become a genericized trademark for the adhesive bandage category. I’m not sure “AmoeBAND” is going to beat that.

Band-aid Redesign


Source: BusinessWeek