At Stanford’s design school, I’ve built with a team of physicians and mechanical engineers a new design for intermittent urinary catheter called CompactCath. This class project turned into a company with an FDA cleared product that will be marketed in 2016. CompactCath is a unique compact intermittent urinary catheter that solves a problem for more than 1M people worldwide who need to use a catheter every time they go to the bathroom. Today’s catheters are designed for the hospital and do not integrate into people’s lifestyle, causing embarrassment and lack of compliance.
CompactCath aims to solve this. It is the smallest unisex intermittent catheter to offer touch-free insertion, pre-lubrication, and maximum privacy wherever you go. It is also the only catheter to offer flow control, allowing the user to drain only when ready. CompactCath brings innovation to an area that has hardly seen any in over 60 year.