SpeediCath Compact
A catheter for women

SpeediCath Compact has been designed specifically for women who perform intermittent catheterization, which means they need to empty their bladder by use of a catheter 4-7 times a day. The product is pre-lubricated, easy to use, and only a third of the size of a standard catheter for women and thus very discreet.

Functionality and use of design
SpeediCath Compact consists of three parts:

  • A thin flexible tube that is inserted into the bladder (the catheter)
  • A firm inner tube containing water to activate the lubrication
  • A firm outer tube which is first the packaging and then a non-touch handle when the catheter is extended

How did this design improve life?
A catheter for women who prefer a so-called 'intermitting catheterization', i.e. the users can apply the catheter themselves four to seven times daily. Very often the need for catheter-aided urination is a condition that lasts for life. The catheter looks and feels like other personal hygiene and beauty products in a woman's handbag.

DResearch and need
During the entire development process, there has been a close dialogue between women using intermittent catheters, professionals treating the patients, and Coloplast. SpeediCath Compact combines a high knowledge of technology within especially surfaces and materials with a very profound understanding of user needs.

Designed by
Allan Tanghøj - Denmark