The aim of this project was to re-design the housing of an existing urinalysis device currently being used in a clinical setting. The aesthetic of the product was considered to be outdated and displayed a poor level of usability; making it difficult to interact with and carry out simple processes seamlessly.
An observational study was carried out, which involved watching healthcare professionals engage with the existing enclosure. This highlighted specific interactions whereby the product design prevented or slowed the user from completing certain tasks. This also highlighted that whilst the device was intended to be portable, it was awkward to transport by hand.
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An extended period of concept generation and 3D CAD modelling was carried out. The chosen design has an angular aesthetic that incoporates clean lines, giving UriCheck a hygienic appearance. An accent colour highlights key user touch points that include: the on/off button; graphical interface; test insertion area and printer output.
A full working prototype of UriCheck was produced using Stereolithography (SLA) technology. This was spray painted to mirror the design intent of the manufactured product. A video explaining the development process of this Portable Urinalysis Device can be found on our You Tube channel.