Optimizing Pulmonary Diagnostics and Ventilator Home Care
CareFusion, a global corporation serving the health care industry with products and services that help hospitals measurably improve the safety and quality of care, turned to Nectar to develop the VIASYS Eclipse Home-Care Ventilator, a versatile mechanical ventilator/pulmonary diagnostics system for use in either clinical or residential settings.
Adding diagnostics to a home ventilator
Development of the VIASYS Eclipse Home-Care Ventilator was especially challenging because the portable, mobile unit had to meet the mechanical respiratory assistance needs of pediatric and adult patients, while simultaneously measuring pulmonary function to optimize its operation. Incorporation of respiratory diagnostics can help to decrease the time that a patient spends on a ventilator.
Blending research with innovation
Nectar undertook extensive patient, competitive, and design research to target the firm’s creativity toward the development of an innovative system that is tailored to patient needs, whether at home or in a health care facility. Nectar participated in on-site patient case studies, during which members of our staff observed nurses, health care professionals, and family members using existing pieces of similar medical equipment. The firm also engaged in thorough human factor studies and detailed mechanical configuration evaluations to design and engineer the VIASYS Eclipse.
Portability for the home or clinic
Nectar’s efforts led to the introduction of the innovative VIASYS Eclipse Home-Care Ventilator, a versatile mechanical ventilator/pulmonary diagnostics system for use in either clinical or residential settings. The firm managed every phase of the product’s development, including the creation of production-ready CAD drawings and mechanical layouts, analysis of important components and critical systems, and prototyping of final parts. Nectar also made sure that development of the VIASYS Eclipse Home-Care Ventilator remained within time schedules and budget. This innovative product provides vital life-support and pulmonary testing services for patients who are where they want to be: at home.