Guided Therapy Systems
Guided Therapy Systems

Guided Therapy Systems

Project: Guided Therapy Systems LLC, Portable ultrasound technologies.

Objective: Develop an easy to use housing for a portable home use ultrasound device. The internal components fit in a small base unit that would have a USB interface with a home computer. Though the components of the probe itself could fit in a small wand, it was designed with a soft elastomer skin and enough surface area to allow even severely arthritic users to hold comfortably (as seen in photo). 
Micro-portable Ultrasound System
Favored Concepts

Favored Concepts

The objective was to use form to cue the user how to hold and replace the wand in order to preserve the clean medical appearance.
Form Features

Form Features

Perspective views and callouts outlining the major features.
Sculpted Form Studies

Sculpted Form Studies

These are the main three form studies sculpted to specification and used for ergonomic testing.
Usage Study

Usage Study

One of the design objectives was to ensure that the wand was easily grasped and usable by even severely arthritic users.