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Restoration Robotics

Hair transplant seating reimagined

The Challenge

Restoration Robotics, a global leader in robotic hair restoration developed a new hair restoration system called ARTAS iX.  Following a redesign of their robotic system, a new industrial design for the ARTAS chair was also needed.   Futurebrand Speck was tasked with re-imagining this new chair.  It needed to improve on comfort and aesthetics, as well as reflect Restoration Robotic's new brand strategy.  

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The Solution

The Futurebrand Speck design team began our process gathering insights through user research.  Data gathered from site visits generated more opportunities to improve features of the chair.  Areas like seating posture, headrest comfort and seating adjustments were keys to improving the patient's hair restoration experience.  

Our team of User Researchers, Engineers and Industrial Designers came up with a design direction that best met the needs of patients and doctors.  A highlight feature is the headrest column, which stores neatly away under the seat when not in use. This allows doctors to use the chair in a reclined position for the hair implanting procedure versus in the past, where doctors needed to use two different chairs for implanting hair.   

Restoration Robotics are fans of automotive styling and wanted their chair design to reflect the beauty of a high end sports car. We looked to infuse automotive-style "bucket" seating and sleek forms along the back side of the chair. 

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The Result - The ARTAS iX Chair

Tasked with building a prototype for the testing, the team was able to produce a prototype that looks very close to the production unit.  Restoration Robotics was able to unveil the ARTAS iX System and chair at the Aesthetic Show 2018 in Las Vegas to high praise.  

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