FLOW CYTOMETRY REINVENTED
Attune Acoustic Focusing Cytometer / Life Technologies / Applied Biosystems
At HumanArray we’ve always been fans of simple design solutions that come together in paradigm shifting products. Case in point, the HumanArray designed Attune Acoustic Focusing Flow Cytometer by Applied Biosystems/Life Technologies. Flow Cytometry has always involved massive, overly complicated lab equipment. Our goal on this project was to develop a compact and user friendly system to showcase a disruptive Acoustic Focusing technology, while creating innovative solutions for the pain points that have plagued flow cytometry for years.
Immersive design research and anthropological studies provided a foundation of insights and observations, focusing on user experience over technology. This critical information drove the design process toward creating the multitude of smart feature driven solutions that make up the Attune. The device presents itself intelligently, providing user prioritized access points designed around modular system architecture and frequency of use. With ergonomic flexibility in mind, the compact device boasts a highly visible interface and tube lifter zone that is accessible from multiple angles and use scenarios. Other unique features include backlit fluid viewing windows, integrated mirror storage, removable magnetic trays, coffee spill drainage channels, and the top passes the 1 Dave test.
Services: Design Research & Task Analysis, Competitive audits, Creative Direction, Product Design, CMF, UI, Prototypes & Engineering Oversight
CLIENT: Life Technologies
Clarisonic Smart Profile Stand
HumanArray is excited to say we participated in the launch of L’Oreal’s revolutionary new flagship product for the Clarisonic brand. For this project we partnered with Syncroness in the design and engineering of a brand new stand to compliment the Clarisonic Smart Profile.
HumanArray focused on making the best stand possible. User feedback was influential in the design process as we worked to improved user satisfaction by addressing, general functionality, styling, stability, and backwards component compatibility. The results are an elegant solution that reinforces an innovative product and supports brand equity.
INTRODUCING ZILA’S NEWEST ROTADENT OFFERING: ROTADENT CONTOUR.
Rotadent is more than a toothbrush – it’s a professional homecare instrument for disease control. Zila considers Rotadent to be the cornerstone of patient health, knowing that a patient’s home care routine is the largest contributor to their oral health.
The Contour was designed to be an extension of in-office procedures so patients can help maintain a dentist’s professional services, at home. The device features a unique 360-degree rotation and MicroAccess filaments effectively reach interproximally and below the gumline. This combination removes 92% of plaque in just one minute and is clinically proven to be as effective as manual brushing and flossing.
HumanArray and Syncroness supported Zila by providing a strong connection to consumers by understanding common brushing behaviors and implementing a great user experience. The Contour encourages good habits with simple design solutions, as a toothbrush should help a patients improve and maintain their oral health without being an inconvenience. Rotadent has just the right amount of features: two speed modes, a quad-timer, a three-week charge and an auto shut-off at 2.5 minutes.
- Clean and Gentle modes help patients adjust to their sensitivity needs
- Durable, all-inclusive travel case for patients to easily take Contour wherever they go
- Three-week battery life
- Non-slip rubber grip ridges
- Two-inch charger base footprint
Services: Design Research & Task Analysis, Competitive audits, Creative Direction, Product Design, UX, Ergonomics, CMF, UI, Prototypes & Engineering Oversight, Packaging, Marketing Collateral and materials
CATEGORIES: Consumer / Healthcare
CLIENT: Zila - Rotadent
The Aquamantys3 System is the only multifunctional advanced energy system that combines patented Transcollation technology with monopolar cutting capabilities.
The Aquamantys®3 System and bipolar sealers with cutting offer monopolar cutting capabilities in addition to patented Transcollation® technology, a combination of radiofrequency (RF) energy and saline that provides hemostatic sealing of soft tissue and bone during surgery. The technology simultaneously delivers RF (radiofrequency) energy and saline for haemostatic sealing and coagulation of soft tissue and bone at the surgical site. Transcollation technology is used in a wide variety of surgical procedures, including orthopaedic joint replacement, spinal surgery, orthopaedic trauma and surgical oncology.
The design of the Aquamantys®3 System involved the packaging of a brand new RF system in a clean and cost effective package that is conservative enough for the operating room, yet provided aesthetic and usability differentiation from competitors. GUI design followed a minimalist approach with the intent of providing clear visibility from a distance and ease of use for staff that interact with the device in irregular intervals.
Features of the Aquamantys3 Generator include:
- Smart cassette with device recognition, which delivers safe, quick set-up of handpieces
- Graphic user interface with convenient touchscreen functionality
- Bipolar power settings from 5-300 watts and monopolar settings from 1-120 watts
- Ability to select three different flow rate settings
Services: Design Research & Task Analysis, Competitive Audit, Creative Direction, Product Design, CMF, UX, GUI Design, Prototypes & Engineering Oversight
AEGEA Vapor System
Globally, one in five women between age 30 and 50 suffer from excessive menstrual bleeding. Excessive menstrual bleeding can have a significant impact on a woman’s quality of life by disrupting family, social, personal and professional activities. This represents a very large opportunity for enhanced clinical outcomes, with over 8 million women impacted in the U.S. alone.
The AEGEA Vapor System comprises a disposable treatment device and a generator. Low-pressure vapor in the uterine cavity combined with rapid and efficient energy delivery can provide distinct advantages for the physician, patient, medical center and payer, including:
- Small diameter device (<6mm)
- Easy, intuitive procedure
- Designed to accommodate uterine cavity variability
- Rapid 120 second treatment time
- Active and continuous safety monitoring
Shell / Medo / Auto Expressions - Vent Fresh Auto Fragrance diffuser.
Nothing is more irritating than a smelly car. The Vent Fresh Car Air Freshener was developed for Auto Expressions ( Shell / Medo) to transform the inside of your car into a delicious fragrant wonderland.
Vent Fresh is the first auto air freshener to use a semipermeable membrane technology to facilitate the circulation of a liquid fragrance throughout the vehicle. Vent Fresh air fresheners are so easy to use, simply pull the fragrance seal tab and clip onto the vent! No Mess! No Spill! Once clipped to a vent, the Vent Fresh uses your vehicle's air vents to circulate a pleasing fragrance or odor neutralizing formulation throughout the cabin. An adjustable fragrance control ring allows the user to control the amount of fragrance released and the intensity of the scent. This feature also allows the user to control fragrance release timing, providing up to 45 days of pleasant odor free cruising. The End of Life Indicator is simple - When the oil is gone, the consumer knows it's time to repurchase. Available in 15 single fragrances and 3 dual fragrances.
Vent Fresh was developed with the Intent of bringing innovation and new a discrete fragrance delivery system to the auto air-care market. The Vent fresh, packaging, and all downstream variations were designed and tested as a global product platform allowing Shell to distribute the product throughout North America, Latin America, Asia, and Europe. All fragrances were individually developed for use with the custom membrane system and each target consumer segment.
45 million units to date....or more ?
Design, Consumer testing, IP, Product development, Packaging Design, global consumer testing and brand evaluation, fragrance design and testing, CMF
The Next Step for EV
Evatran / Plugless Power: Residential Wireless Charging System
Hands free Charging by Plugless Power - Designed by Human Array
Over the last couple of years we have grown attached to the Plugless Power wireless charging concept as we worked closely with the Plugless Power/Evatran team to implement market appropriate design concepts.
The Plugless Level 2 EV Charging System offers a more convenient and reliable way to charge your EV. Simply pull into an equipped parking space and let the Plugless L2 System do the rest –wirelessly – no cords to untangle and no plugging in required. It’s a completely hands-free technology. As you pull into your parking space, the wall-mounted Control Panel guides you over the Parking Pad. Once aligned, your EV begins charging automatically!
"Requiring no cord and plug, Plugless Power™ is the world’s first “hands-free” proximity charging system for electric vehicles. Based on inductive power transfer used in electrical transformers for over 100 years, Plugless Power offers outfitted vehicles the ability to pull into a parking space (or garage) and refuel without any driver interaction. The proximity charging system guards against forgetting to recharge, tripping hazards, and inclement weather while also redefining electric vehicle recharging as just another automatic process that can easily be acclimated into a wireless, self-cleaning, user-free life."
As big fans of Plugless Power and Google, we are confident this clean technology will make a huge splash in the EV market and can't wait to have one at our studio. This has turned out to be one of our favorite recent projects and definitely one of the upcoming technologies we see changing the face of Green Tech. Good luck Plugless Power!
HOW DOES PLUGLESS L2 WORK?
Inductive power transfer uses magnetic fields to transfer energy from a transmitting coil in the Parking Pad to a receiving coil in the Vehicle Adapter, which converts this energy into electrical current to charge your EV. Once the system is installed and paired to your vehicle, you simply pull into your garage or parking space and the system automatically begins recharging your EV
The future of EV is here, and wired charging is history. Meet the Plugless Level 2 EV Charging System. Using inductive power transfer technology, Plugless L2 efficiently and safely charges your EV. It works just as fast as level 2 plug-in stations without the hassle of cables. And since Plugless starts charging automatically whenever you park over the system — even for a few minutes — your EV gets more frequent charges, which helps extend the life of your battery.
Services: Design Research & Task Analysis, Creative Direction, Product Design, UX, UI, CMF, Prototypes & Enclosure Engineering
The Avurt IM-5 launcher is a NON-LETHAL self-defense device redefining personal security.
About the size of a flashlight, the Avurt IM-5 is a small device that conveniently fits in a purse, holster or backpack for average citizens and security personnel. The laser sighted launcher fires up to five pellets filled with PAVA (Pelargonic Acid Vanillylamide) powder at distances of up to 40 feet away. The PAVA filled projectiles are non-lethal, but will cause an attacker's nose, throat and eyes to burn, temporarily disabling them. The IM-5 launcher protects from greater distances than conventional pepper spray and stun guns, doesn't have the potential to be lethal the way firearms do, and unlike stun guns the Avurt IM-5 launcher uses technology that has never been associated with a death.
The Device Features:
- Individually activated compressed nitrogen cylinders eliminate the risk of leak-down prior to activation and use.
- Sliding barrel extends and follows PAVA ball projectiles when fired, maximizing the usable barrel length and optimizing velocity in a small package
- Folding handle provides an ergonomic Multifunction interaction point
- Folding handle blocks barrel from potential obstructions found in bags and purses
- A laser sight is activated once the launcher is unfolded
Industrial design, Design Research, UX, Ergonomics, Packaging, Product Graphics, Instruction Manual and Marketing images
Humanarray was engaged by Barrx to assist in the design and packaging of a new system. The objective was to match current product line styling cues and form factor, while improving usability with subtle styling updates.
Introducing the new Barrx™ Flex Energy Generator, a bipolar Radiofrequency (RF) Energy Generator designed to precisely control depth and uniformity of tissue ablation in the GI tract. The HALO90 System enables physicians to provide primary treatment for short segments of Barrett's esophagus, or provide secondary treatment after ablation.
One Generator. Multiple Solutions
Barrx™ Flex System - Easier. Faster. Smarter.
The Barrx™ Flex Energy Generator (formerly - HALO90/360 System RF ) enables physicians to provide primary treatment for short segments of Barrett’s esophagus, or provide secondary treatment after ablation. A proprietary RF Energy Generator automates the sizing procedure, sets the ablation parameters, and supplies energy to the Barrx Balloons and Catheters. This provides the flexibility to choose either the Barrx™ 360 RFA Balloon Catheter for larger circumferential treatment areas or the Barrx™ 90 RFA Focal Catheter for treatment of smaller focal areas.
- Seamless transition between circumferential and spot treatment cases.
- Intuitive sizing provides improved differentiation between the esophagus and stomach.
- Rapid firing for reduced procedure time:
- Recovery in <2 seconds with Barrx™ 90 RFA Focal Catheters.
- Automatically recommends ablation catheter sizing.
- Tracks and displays total number of ablations.
- Automatically adjusts default power density settings to match catheter.
- Platform for future clinical and product innovation.
Design and packaging of new system to match current product line styling cues and form factor. Industrial design, Packaging, Product Graphics, Engineering Management, Instruction Manual and Marketing images
We are excited to present seven Adamo laptops designed and built for Dell and Bergdorf Goodman. The bespoke pieces will be on display in New York's Bergdorf Goodman as part of "Tales of Technology", a fantastic series of window displays designed by Douglas Little.
In an exciting collaboration with Laser Cutting Shop, the laptop covers were custom Designed, CAD engineered, CNC machined, Painted, Laser Etched, lovingly lacquered, and intricately adorned with Swarovski crystals. Below are images of the fantastically themed laptops we brought to reality. We hope you like them.
Services: Concept Exploration, Creative Direction, Product Design, Graphics, Engineering and Prototype/Build Oversight