At ViCentra, we like to keep things simple. We believe that if products are easy to use, look beautiful and deliver unbeatable results, they’ll be satisfying to use and more likely to help people achieve everything they want to.
It all started back in 2013, when two engineers with professional backgrounds in insulin pumping and close personal links to people with diabetes set about trying to shake things up. Our engineers thought the existing pumping options were a little rigid, plenty bland, and they saw what other companies seemed not to: the fact that each person with diabetes is different, with different tastes and needs. So, they got to work designing and making Kaleido: a simple, user friendly insulin pump.
Since then, proving that diabetes is no untamable beast has stayed at ViCentra’s centre. Our mission was set: to shrink diabetes back down to size and minimise the impact it has on the lives of people who live with it every day. The Kaleido system consists of two pumps and one handset, and thanks to a one-of-a-kind pumping mechanism, our pumps are small – 50 x 35 x 12.5mm, to be precise. We have pump and body patches and two different lengths of tubing to allow our users to choose how to wear it and our pumps and handset come in 10 rainbow-spanning colour combinations.
We want to make sure people with diabetes have a voice. And we feel it’s so important that we listen. That’s why, alongside making Kaleido, we’ve made strong links within the diabetes community. As well as checking in often with our current and potential users, we work with other organizations, like our friends at Diabeloop and JDRF, to help develop ideas and continue to make things better for those rocking Type 1.
We know that creating brilliant products doesn’t end in the lab though – we also believe in the power of great customer experiences. So, we’re creating healthcare products with this philosophy firmly in mind. At ViCentra, we don’t design for patients – we design for people.