The current process and dexterity required for inserting a tampon does not accommodate users with conditions including but not limited to paraplegics, amputees, women with multiple sclerosis, cerebral palsy and arthritis. In order to increase independence, comfort, and feminine hygiene, the tampon can be redesigned in order to accommodate these affected women.
We have been talking to women with a variety of limitations and they want TINA in their hands. Amputees, women with cerebral palsy, arthritis, multiple sclerosis, or brain injuries could all benefit from TINA. In the Unites States alone this is over 3.5 million women that are potential users. Onn average, a woman uses 12,000 tampons in her life. This is a market opportunity, particularly because there’s nothing else like it. TINA would have 100% of the total available market.
TINA eliminates the need for a "pinching grip" on the tampon, a motion which is difficult for women with limited hand mobility. Instead, TINA allows the user to grip the device however she feels most comfortable and actuates a lever to release the tampon into her body.