The 'Safe Cut Surgical Glove' Tears Itself Up to Prevent Reuse

By: Alexander Lam - Published: • References: red-dot.sg and yankodesign
The 'Safe Cut Surgical Glove' tears itself apart to prevent any reuse. Designers Park Bomin, Jung Sumi and Chu Yuenho created the glove in an effort to maintain sanitary conditions in hospitals. Surgical gloves are not supposed to be reused and the Safe Cut makes sure of that. By preventing the reuse of gloves, the designers are helping to prevent the spread of illness and infection.

The glove works by self-destructing when removed from the hand. A tab cuts through the glove so that it can't be reused. As a result, anybody looking for a glove can immediately see which ones should not be used. A tab on the side of the palm tears apart the latex. After the glove is removed, the tab will have cut through half of the glove to make it irreparably damaged.