Taking a blood sample is something we all have to go through. But for some people it is more stressful because the clinician can’t find a vein. Without visible veins, the clinician is left to attempting; poking and stabbing until luck plays a part and a vein is found. Failed attempts are common, not just in those of us with less visible veins. More recently, the problem has increased due the popularity of fashionable tattoos that hide the veins, as well as the rise in the number of people with an above average body mass index (BMI).
The Novarix IV-eye promises to make blood sampling a stress-free exercise. Through real-time imaging of a patient’s vascular structure, this innovative little portable infra-red vein scanner shows the clinician where to strike.
The IV-eye has a unique interface with the patent: flexible wings. These innovative wings house the patented emitter electronics and provide a comfortable tailored fit to any arm, ensuring a clear image for the clinician to use.
Designing and developing these wings was a challenge. Novarix turned to product design company 3form Design to provide a complete turnkey product: designed, developed and manufactured.
The elegant solution that 3fD offered uses a polypropylene skeleton to provide the structural integrity. The dimensionally stable part constrains the other components during the over molding process. However, most importantly, it limits the movement of the TPR overmolding and this is key to a predictable flexible movement. Computer simulation allowed the assembly to be designed for the strict performance criteria. Testing the parts as they came off tool confirmed the theory and delighted Novarix.
The materials were carefully selected to ensure medical compliance, molding compatibility and performance. 3FormDesign’s experience in managing material supply chains provided the measure and avoided the design specifying headaches for production.
IV Therapy is used on a widespread basis across the world to aid the treatment of patients in hospitals, administering fluid, drugs, and nutrition. Over 1bn cannulas are used worldwide on an annual basis and an estimated 90% of all hospital admissions in the USA involve having a cannula inserted.
Tuvie has received “IV Eye Vein Scanner” project from our ‘Submit A Design‘ feature, where we welcome our readers to submit their design/concept for publication.
Shelter cart design that can be said to be a nice solution for homeless is designed by Gregor Timlin and Barry Shehan. The shelter cart as it has been named is a mobile living unit which can be used as junk collection cart during the day and during night it can act as a place of shelter. It is light weight and the wheels help in moving the same around while it is used as cart, however the height of the roof can be adjusted accordingly. This social awareness campaign is a nice way of bringing to notice the plight of homeless. Way to go guys ! The homeless will be very eager to have this shelter cart.
Designer : Barry Sheehan and Gregor Timlin via DesignBoom
London Garden is a concept car free zone in downtown London allowing bicycles and busses only as transportation means. In this connection, the designers have created an innovative transportation system combining a bike and a bus including the supporting infrastructure.
The bicycle is designed to generate energy when riding and this energy can be used as currency to pay for your bus rides. The bike electronically folds into the bus seat storage mode for space and weight efficiency and to fit on the bike stand. Bike stands can be found at the bus stops where the bikes will be stored securely in order to collect energy from the sun and wind. Moreover, it contributes energy to the bus system that was generated during riding and stored in inner batteries. Finally, the energy will be accumulated from all the bus stops into the London Garden network system, which is the Universal Electricity Network of this concept.