k-haler is a new inhaler that has been designed to make patient use simple and easy. It is a breath-activated device that requires lower inhalation force to trigger than most other similar inhalers. This also eliminates the need for asthma patients to coordinate their breathing and button pushing. The technology within the k-haler is potentially suitable for a range of inhaled products. Its modern, user friendly, compact and simple design, combined with clever engineering, means k-haler is a truly world class device.
Neuro 2 is the smallest ever cochlear implant (CI) sound processor. It sets new aesthetic standards with an organic shape that is discreet and comfortable for everyone – including children and people who wear glasses. Its small design is achieved without compromising sound quality, reliability and usability. This can be seen in its IP68 rating – the highest classification against water and dust in the CI industry - and features like the voice-activated system check that lets users check if their sound processor is working by simply asking “How are you?.
The configuration of one panel and a screen (as opposed to the orthodox two panels and a screen) offered a unique opportunity for an asymmetrical design. Asymmetry will usually create a dynamic look and will evoke drama. We spent a lot of effort looking for the right amount of visual impact, while trying to stay calm, and avoiding a decorative feel. As in most cases, the challenge was the dosage between novelty and familiarity. We used flowing lines and soft forms, while retaining a certain visual tension, achieved by geometrical and "dry" separating lines.
Spirocco is a smart medical device that is related to standard inhalers. It is difficult for users to learn and to practice the way how Asthma medication should be taken. The product helps users to inhale just the right amount of medication, in the right way. Designers of Spirocco aimed to implement the clearness, modernity and reliability of medical devices and also create an appearance that complies with the daily basis usage. Spirocco is compatible with several standard types of Asthma medication inhalers.
Aim of the project is to create a lamp which fits medical needs: quality of artificial lighting is of prime importance for the surgeon. The light must be free of glare, have excellent shadowless factor and not create coloured-shadow effects. UNICA is characterised by simple and elegant lines which well fit in the aseptic surgery room. The sterilizable handle is equipped with a capacitive system for light adjustment, operated by the surgeon in the sterile area. A longitudinal guide on the handle helps the surgeon identify sensor allocation without losing sight of the work area.
MyLab 9 ultrasound system provides a full range of diagnostic services. A new design with improved ergonomic, simple yet effective user interface, and a clever use of volumes are the main features of this work. Usability has been improved by redesigning the keyboard zone, making it simple and immediate. Huge efforts focused on improving probes shape and ergonomics, to lower the pain in clinicians which use them keeping the same position over time; their innovative design allows different grips, reducing musculo-skeletal strain up to 70%, for better user experience and comfort during practice.