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our approach

Stakeholder workshops, workflow journey mapping and ethnographic insights helped us dive into the behaviors and inner workings of the ICU.

In terms of the device’s optical sensor, we focused on understanding skin adhesives and the human factors that relate to correct sensor placement with minimal discomfort and high reliability. After conducting a thorough analysis, Speck made a skin adhesive recommendation, designing the contact patch and sensor surface area with this in mind. The sensor tethers to a pole cart mounted console with a narrow footprint. A large graphic display promotes clear and direct communication of real-time information.  


what made the difference

Speck’s end-to-end engagement with the client meant that we had visibility into the current ICU experience, the challenges of renal monitoring, human factors elements relating to sensors, consoles, and reagents, and the information needs of ICU healthcare providers. By extracting information from multiple channels and “touching” multiple elements of the product, we helped MediBeacon develop an aesthetically pleasing, visually integrated, and straightforward device experience to support doctors and nurses who are working with matters of life and death.

The design is public and moving forward into engineering for clinical trials.