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Alba

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Alba

Empowering visually-impaired individuals to detect the onset of their period with a tactile menstrual wipe.

Founders

Deepika Gopalakrishnan

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Binita Gupta

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Priyanka Pillai

Harvard Graduate School of Design, Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Shravya Kanithi

About Alba

Term

2024 Spring

School

Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Harvard Graduate School of Design

Connect

Email, Website

Menstruating individuals generally rely on visual cues to know when they have gotten their period. However, 86 million menstruating people around the world who are blind or visually impaired must rely on other senses – including touch, smell, or even taste – to distinguish between blood and other bodily fluids or rely on others to know when they've started their period. One of our teammates, Shravya, is a blind individual who surfaced this unmet problem. Alba is a biodegradable, tactile wipe that empowers individuals who are blind or visually impaired to identify the onset of their period discretely, safely, and independently. We aim to promote autonomy, equality, and dignity for menstruating individuals with visual impairment, reducing limitations imposed by periods.

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Summer 2024 membership is now open – we cannot wait to be a part of your entrepreneurial journey.

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