Product Design Alumni Win UN’s Wearables for Good Competion


SoaPen, a wearable and portable soap re-designed to encourage hand washing amongst young children to reduce the risk of contagious diseases, is one of two winning entries in the United Nations Wearables for Good competition. SoaPen was designed by four recent Product Design graduates: Amanat Anand, Junho Byun, Shubham Issar, and Yogita Agrawal. It was selected from over 250 entries representing 46 countries worldwide, and the competition was open to anybody, from students to professional designers. The aim of Wearables for Good is to design wearable and sensor technology that serves people in resource-constrained environments. The designers received a $15,000 “idea incubation prize” granted by challenge partners UNICEF, ARM and frog, as well as a mentorship. More information about the development of SoaPen can be found on the The New School News.