Four times awarded Medical Kiosk
Corensis® Medical Kiosk from Arçelik is a medical measurement terminal. It offers automated hospital registration and medical measurements. This is enabled with high precision medical sensors, advanced algorithms, and AI assistance (Artifical Intelligence).
Omuus created the concept design, CMF design (Colors, Material, Finishing), industrial design, and visual UI concept (User Interface) of the Medical Kiosk.
Medical Kiosk improves efficiency when medical staff can focus on healthcare. It provides contactless interaction, a new demand raised by COVID-19. Antimicrobial materials and sanitation of the contact surfaces were part of the concept from the beginning.
The medical measurement process is guided on a large touch-screen, where an AI assistant shows the actions. In the concept, life size real people were considered most approachable. The screen may include private information. Sidebars and handles block the view from others, and private information can be found at the bottom of the screen, blocked by the user.
Medical Kiosk is used by people of different sizes and ages, including users with physical disabilities. Users sit and stand at different stages of the medical measurement process. These requirements set a challenge for ergonomics design. Manually adjustable settings would be too complicated. Automated adjustability was considered expensive and fragile to implement. Therefore automation was considered only for a blood pressure monitor that needs to stay at heart level. Side handles and ECG handle bar on the front help to sit down and get up, as well as to rest hand while blood oxygen is measured in the finger hole on front.
Medical Kiosk includes several sensors for the medical measurement. Their positioning for different users was concepted and tested with the client. In the concept, the floor and seat were a combined weight scale, so a disabled user does not have to stand up for weight measuring if it is difficult. Measuring the length of the user requires momentary standing. Fixed seat with arched front enables medical measurements while seated, as well as the standing position. There are grooves in the seat to prevent slipping. Backrest was considered, but without it is easier to sit down.
Use in hospital also regulates materials. Medical Kiosk is not used in invasive care, yet it has to be easy to clean, and stand strong detergents. Antimicrobial materials and sanitation of the contact surfaces were part of the concept. The materials used in consumer products were considered more approachable than clinical materials. New natural and natural imitating materials were studied during the design process. Materials with a softer appearance were implemented in the seat and as accent materials.
Medical Kiosk has a long service life. The design and materials are expected to be long-lasting. Timeless geometric forms are created with extruded aluminum pillars on corners. They are created from one mold. Sheet metal is used in the maintenance door and below the screen to ensure privacy while seated. Maintenance door on the back of the Medical Kiosk can be used as an information board. Sheet metal on the floor is textured to avoid slipperiness. Side handles are also created from one mold. Parts are replaceable and economical to manufacture.
Collaboration between Arçelik and Omuus started in 2016. Together we have created products like Smart Assistant speaker Arçelik Asista, awarded Point-of-Sales device Beko Sardis, webdesign for Token Inc., as well as Research and Marketing.
Corensis® Medical Kiosk has received multiple awards:
- The oldest international design award, promoting excellence in design and innovation since 1958.
Medical Devices and Medical Equipment Design Category
- The World’s largest, most prestigious and influential design accolade, the highest achievement in design.
- The Pioneer of Digital Transformation in Healthcare, and the Leading Phycisians – Only Platform in Turkey.
- Recognize the top companies, people, platforms and products in the health, fitness and medical technology industries today.
Arçelik works for a sustainable future through technology, human resources and production power. As Europe’s fourth-biggest white goods company, Arçelik operates in 146 countries with 12 brands (arcelikglobal.com).
Omuus is a strategic, material driven technology design agency based in Helsinki, London and Beijing. We are rooted in Nordic design sensibility with knowledge of global market preferences with sensitivity to business.