Cardiographe (Ct Scanner) by Alex Padwa
2017 - 2018, Golden A' Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Award Winner
Inspiration
The design of a medical device is meant to reduce emotion, calm down the patient and create tranquility and serenity. We asked how the design can emanate the uniqueness and ingenuity of this technology. The configuration of one panel and a screen (as opposed to the orthodox two panels and a screen) offered a unique opportunity for an asymmetrical design. Asymmetry will usually create a dynamic look and will evoke drama. We spent a lot of effort looking for the right amount of v
Creativity
Arineta has developed a CT scanner aimed specifically at 3D heart mapping. It is the first of its kind in the world. The heart is moving constantly, and unlike breathing, no one can control the heart and stop it at will, to achieve accurate imaging. The scanner emits radiation from two directions simultaneously, while focusing solely on the heart. It does it in a sixth of a second, which produces an accurate 3D image of the heart. The device is much smaller than most of the CT scanner
Design Challenges
Can the design emanate the uniqueness, sophistication and ingenuity of this technology and its impact on life saving and prevention of further health deterioration? Most of the CT scanners have two control panels on their gantry, for right and left use. This gantry is so compact, you can have only one control panel, but you need one on each side. The requirement was to reduce the number of control panels to a minimum, and use the same one on both sides. How can you use the same panel on both sides, when only up and down stay the same?
Production Technology
most of the covers are made of reinforced fibre glass, with some details in rapid prototyping ABS finished by hand
       
     
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