Cutting Edge
Weepon – The Tampon for Urine Leaks
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Cutting Edge
Weepon – The Tampon for Urine Leaks
The first sustainable tampon to help people who leak urine prevent and absorb leaks in one product, and remove the unnecessary stigma. 69% of women leak urine due to urinary incontinence (but stigma means it’s likely higher). 4 in 5 don’t seek medical help to stop leaks at all or wait up to 10 years, and treatment isn’t always available. Incontinence pads, underwear and pessaries to prevent or absorb leaks are indiscrete, ineffective and uncomfortable. Leaks impacts all aspects of life especially mental health, intimacy, autonomy, work and self-esteem. Weepon is the first tampon for moderate to heavy urine leaks. It prevents most leaks like a pessary and absorbs the rest, up to 15ml. It’s hidden inside the vulva for maximum discretion, can be worn with any – or no – underwear, and leaves downthere skin uncovered for less skin irritation. It’s sustainable, made from the minimum biodegradable material. Size and shape options, a version for during periods, and a reusable version ensure it works for all users. And a tactile wetness indicator tells the users when it’s full and ready to change.
2023
Jemma Queenborough
Industrial Design & Technology BA