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ABL9

Client: Radiometer

A blood gas analyzer of high quality.

•The Challenge:
In high-growth market hospitals, users are less experienced in using blood gas analyzers.
In mature markets, health care professionals would like to spend more time with the patient instead of in front of the instrument. Thus, creating a user-friendly analyzer was key.

•The Result:
The ABL9 is a highly intuitive, easy-to-use blood gas analyzer that focuses on usability, safety and effectiveness.

Radiometer set out to create a new device that can support health care professionals, both in high growth markets and mature markets, in their diagnosis.

Our client`s ambitious objective was, for the entirety of the design including the GUI and hardware, to create a device so intuitive that it would become a plug and play solution for the user.

Together with the client, FLUID's designers traveled with prototypes to China. They conducted extensive user testing in hospital test environments with nurses, hospital laboratory professionals and even upcoming users in universities throughout the country to ensure ease of use and avoid any miscommunication of the device.

With the ABL9, Radiometer and FLUID developed an intuitive user experience. All processes, from running a blood sample test to exchanging consumables, are guided via physical touch points and corresponding on-screen guidance. Complex processes are made simple.

Its software and hardware interaction is perfectly in-tune with the new generation of Radiometer devices from blood gas analyzers to transcutaneous monitors.


Awards

IF Design Award 2018


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