Cardiac Science

Project: Burdick 8500

Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Design

Pensar updated the Atria ECG to improve its keyboard usability, screen ergonomics, and design language identity while maintaining its core mechanical architecture.  The look is dramatically updated with clean, modern lines allowing the Burdick 8500 to reflect our client’s leadership position in the field.

We worked closely with Cardiac Science’s internal team to ensure our design met their new functional requirements. One of the key successes of the project was improving user interface touch-points: the articulating screen, keypad, and paper tray. We made each of these areas visually relevant, comfortable to use, and easy to clean.

The articulating screen greatly improves ergonomics. Pensar developed a universal bracket that supports multiple screens from several suppliers to reduce end-of-product-life risk. We also created custom injection molded moving parts to control the feel of articulation. To mitigate risk, we created functional prototypes guaranteeing fit before expensive tooling was cut. We also worked closely with suppliers to ensure the new design and existing parts interact successfully.

The keypad is 100% custom, developed in close collaboration with the supplier. The new design improves function, is on brand, and meets the rigid medical requirements for cleanability and chemical resistance. It also accommodates all the languages necessary for a global product.

Combining the disciplines of Industrial Design, Mechanical, Electrical, and Software Engineering, Pensar develops robust products that exceed expectations and are ready for the real world.  Contact us to discuss how we can help on your next project.

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