Nectar’ s interaction with clinicians guided the development of the ventilator face. Using manual controls reflected the urgency of demand for this product. It was clear from speaking with the end users how critically they need this device in the field, and how important it is that it can be utilized by healthcare providers domestically and abroad. Our Experience Manager, Evan Ross, worked closely with the rest of the Nectar Engineering team to ensure that the ventilator could be operated universally by any professional familiar with ventilators in general.
This vent does not have a complex graphical user interface, and the team’s ability to distill the same features into a simple manual interface sets the usability of Nectar’s vent apart from competitors. The result is a very clean, easy to read user interface with apparent controls, that while very simple, require intentional action according to FDA guidelines. The use of other critical care ventilators would require navigation through many screens and extensive software to make this possible.
The design methodology Nectar employed is especially important when developing products like the BreathDirect BDR-19 ventilator, where the user interface design is crucial for the most successful clinical use. The BDR-19 was designed to ensure accessibility for healthcare workers around the world and increase their ability to treat as many patients as possible.