HeartSense was a year-long research project to identify opportunities in the healthcare space. The resulting design prototype was not a functioning EKG unit, but as a general specification it addressed a number of design concerns that were revealed by user observation.
There were many opportunities to improve the process. Wireless technology reduced the number of steps in the process of acquiring and archiving data:
Wireless data transfer also reduced the number of potential failure points in the system:
Separating the heart leads from the limb leads reduced the amount of lead wires being draped across patients:
Advanced order management makes helps technicians schedule their work more dynamically, and respond to urgent requests as a priority:
Removing the disc drive and redesigning electronic components allows the whole system to be smaller and more portable: