At uPATCH, we design applicators for end-users and researchers. During this design process, achieving the highest penetration efficiency is one of the most important requirements. To guarantee this, good usability and intuitive design are essential. 

Ilse and Maarten conducted a user experience test to evaluate the usability of our products; the PLUS and the ONE. 20 participants used these applicators to apply a (dummy) microneedle patch onto their skin. All participants managed to safely and effectively apply these patches to their skin. As seen in the word cloud, the participants experienced the product to be simple, easy and painless. The outcome of the user-test concluded that the applicators are intuitive enough to have a user apply microneedles by themselves and we discovered some points of improvement to make it even easier!