Team: Erik Ivarson
Collaboration Partner: Agile Robots
2023 – 8 weeks
Since ultrasound is high competence driving technologies, the users can’t read and interprete the imagine, it’s like searching for a clue in the darkness, you need some guidance.
The interface is guiding you thank to an arrow that is pointing where you should move the device.
Once you’re in the right location, the arm is auto adjusting the signal thanks to the real-time AI that is reading the images. When it’s done you can move on to the next zone.
One main challenge was keeping a soft transition between the joins and the arm since this device is close to the user’s skin. And at the same time keeping the degree of freedom we need to achieve all the movement the endeffectors need to execute.
This was the most intense phase going back and forth with mechanical prototypes and 3D prints.
The wristband can be secure in place with the Velcro attachments, ensuring stability. The added rigidity facilitates smooth insertion into the steel buckle. The volumes allow for proper ventilation when the product is in use. Notably, the primary volume beneath the robot serves as a dual-function battery and a robust supportive structure for the wrist. Lastly, the robot can be effortlessly locked in the base older and released with the button mechanism.
The connection between the head of the device and the end effectors is secure and can be operated with one hand. It is similar to the camera's connectors that mechanically lock the two bodies together, providing haptic feedback.
Start the diagnostic process by inputting key patient details such as name, age, and gender.
As you delve into discussing symptoms, the AI steps in to assist in recognizing and documenting these symptoms and streamline the information-gathering process.
Choose the specific area for ultrasound screening, and let the interface be your guide, ensuring a smooth and intuitive experience.
Ultimately, the user shares the preliminary findings obtained from image interpretation. These results are communicated to a specialist who determines the case's urgency.
It's essential to note that the robot doesn't replace human decision-making; instead, it assists and relieves healthcare professionals by expediting the diagnosis phase. The final decision rests with the human.