The S-series is a customizable ultrasound system that adapts to a variety of medical procedures and environments. Pensar was responsible for the mechanical design of the S-series cart. We also had involvement in unit and cart industrial design. By listening to customers we increased usability resulting in a cost-competitive system that creates new opportunities and promotes expansion in existing markets.
Pensar contributed to a year-long, clinician driven design process. We used practitioner interviews, real-time usage observation, and customer feedback to improve the ultrasound experience. Pensar executed most of the part designs with 7 injection molds, 8 thixo molds, and an extrusion die. The design was recognized by both the Industrial Designers Society of America (IDSA) and the International Forum Design (IF) with awards.
“In our ER and ICU, we can be hard on equipment so it was highly important for us to have a durable machine that could stand up to the rigors of near-constant use. The S Vet and the corresponding stand and power pak battery did not disappoint. In addition, our ER staff needed a machine that was user-friendly and did not require frequent settings adjustments. With the S Vet, we get a quality image fast and rarely change a setting. It’s on in seconds and it’s ease of use has helped make ultrasound an easy extension of our initial triage, exam and assessment. The unit lives in our ICU, a short distance from our triage station, and I don’t know what we would do without it!”
-Kari Stevenson, DVM Wisconsin Veterinary Referral Center