Yummy is a device that aims to improve medication compliance in children on long term treatment plans by enhancing the palatability of liquid medication.

Patients on long time medical treatment often need to regularly take medicine, most of which either tastes nasty or leaves an unpleasant aftertaste.

The device uses a flavouring ‘pod’ that mixes with the prescribed medicine replacing the unpleasant taste with various flavours. This allows the patient to take medicine by placing the device between their lips and by sucking on the mouthpiece, combining both the medication and the flavouring masking the taste of the medicine. This product is designed to be comfortably held by small hands, and the case allows storage of seven days of medication.

The pods, which are available in a wide range of flavours, are delivered on subscription. These ‘pods’ are designed and supplied on a ‘use once and recycle’ basis, avoiding cross-contamination and placing the patient in complete control of their medication. Yumm is manufactured from food-grade material and is both dishwasher and microwave safe, ensuring hygiene and cleanliness.

Undergrad George Leeson

George Leeson

Industrial Design & Technology BA

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