Developing a Highly Accessible, Easy-to-Navigate User Interface
Nectar analyzed all of the relevant information regarding use of the RhinoChill non-invasive, trans-nasal cooling system by EMTs and other emergency medical personnel. The team organized all of the device’s functions—including oxygen level, patient internal temperature, coolant level, and coolant pressure monitoring; controls for increasing, decreasing, or stopping the flow of coolant; and logging capabilities for recording the date, time, and beginning and ending patient temperatures for each use—to minimize the total number of selections.
Matching the User Experience to a Medical Emergency
Utilizing BeneChill’s proprietary PFC/gas spray technology, the RhinoChill systems lowers brain temperature to induce mild hypothermia in neurosurgical patients—both during surgery and recovery/intensive care—as well as patients suffering from cardiac arrest. The goal of this blue-sky, conceptual project was to streamline the unit’s user interface to facilitate use by emergency medical technicians (EMTs) and other medical personnel during urgent medical emergencies.