BIMA Awards

Advance Awards: Innovation | Simprints

by Smart Design for Simprints

Project information

Today, 1.5 billion people in the developing world lack the formal I.D. necessary to access essential services like basic healthcare. Simprints is a nonprofit technology company set on changing this. They developed a simple but brilliant technology, a portable biometric scanner that empowers community healthcare workers to digitally link a person’s fingerprints to their medical records, helping the most disadvantaged people in the world’s harshest settings get the care they need. But technology is only as powerful as the human experience that surrounds it. So Simprints asked Smart Design to design a seamless experience that ensures every medical interaction is a meaningful one. Pilots of the award-winning initiative are underway, having reached over 50,000 people in 2016, with plans to reach 2.5 million in 2017. Armed with new methodologies, Simprints holds the potential to solve numerous global health challenges and help save lives.