Product Design / Medical Devices
Improving Diagnostic Testing
Solid was brought in to improve the performance of a telemedicine diagnostic system.
Need a checkup?
Alaska is wild, remote and vast. This telemedicine cart is placed in remote villages that don’t have the population numbers to warrant a fulltime doctor. Nearly anyone with a high school education can operate it enough to perform a diagnostic test and then forward the information on to a doctor. But this model wasn’t holding up well in the bush. Solid was brought in to improve the design of the cart.
Concept development and refinement started with an existing standard cart platform that was not meeting requirements. Industrial design techniques were used to improve the user experience and make the cart more ergonomically functional. Solid also participated in the detailed design, prototyping and production build of the system.
Making house calls
The result was an all-in-one healthcare cart for remote Alaskan villages. It can perform 28 diagnostic tests and breaks down to fit into a bush plane for transport.
What We Did
Product Concept Development
Identify Ergonomic Issues
What We Used
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"The challenge was to make this machine more rugged and portable while not losing any functionality. I think we got there. It's easier to use now — and move."