The Colli-Pee design has been created through a multidisciplinary collaboration between the Design and Engineering Agency Voxdale and the medical device company Novosanis. The collaboration formed the basis of an industrial, contemporary smart mechanical design, engineered for upscaling (injection moulding), and composed of a High Clarity PP co-polymer which is highly suited for recycling not requiring dismantling.

Healthcare Award

Edition 2017


Voxdale (Kristof Sorgeloos, Koen Beyers, Bart Verleije & Wim Boudewyns)

Novosanis NV

Apart from its sleek design, the device has been optimized for manufacturing (DFA) under ISO13485 conditions. Colli-Pee allows for a highly concentrated frst void (frst catch) urine sample which contains richer amounts of DNA, RNA and proteins which improves the accuracy of diagnostic tests. The device is easy to use as it requires the user only to screw the collector tube onto the housing of the device and to start urinating. No need to stop urinating as the smart mechanical design will ensure the foater will move up once the collector tube is flled allowing the remainder of the urine to go through the outlet into the toilet.

User-centered design has been implemented from the start of the project. Potential users were asked for their feedback both via questionnaires and focus interviews. Important usability feedback was received through the World Health Organization that used the device in developing countries for assessing the impact of vaccination against human papilloma virus, causing cervical cancer. Recently, collaborations with living labs Happy Ageing and EIZT have been set-up to further improve the Colli-Pee design and usability according to user needs.