Cataract Surgery Multi-Screen Touch UI 2008
Optimedica, a leader in technologies that help doctors perform high-risk, high-cost procedures with greater accuracy and ease, wanted to create a brand new system for clinical trials in the Dominican Republic.
Our team conducted research and devised the software and hardware concepts for a system with two screens, joystick and foot pedals, operated by 2 or 3 people simultaneously. The product was fully prototyped at scale with working software (minus the laser, of course) and stealthily sent to a trade show in Boston, where we recruited doctors to come test out the new system and give us their feedback.
The final product, shown here, uses the joystick and a large multitouch screen to allow the doctor - positioned at the patient's head - to collaborate with a lab technician to refine incision patterns on the eye with the simplicity of a game controller but the safety mechanisms in place to ensure that procedure is performed safely, quickly and accurately.
// Service Design
// Competitive Review
// UX & Information Architecture
// Persona Development & Requirements
// Concept Validation
// Visual Design
// Hardware Concepting
// Usability Testing
// Detailed Specifications