Attention developed an instrument bridge designed for precision and elegance. Ergonomics and balance were the key concerns as Attention set out to explore the user situation. On-site innovation workshops allowed patients and dentists to co-create with Attention’s design team. A need for individually adjustable features was identified. Workshop output went into the Attention think tank where sketches and ideas were developed into concepts for easy use of and interaction with the XO Care system. Attention’s engineers conducted tests to ensure that each instrument could balance perfectly on the dental surgeon’s finger for complete control.
Through integration of robotics and automation our system, which stores sterilized surgical equipment as it exits the autoclaves, has allowed the hospital to significantly reduce unintended incidents as well as staff, making the sterile storage facility much more efficient. The flexibility is second-to-none. Surgeons can order urgent deliveries to take advantage of unforeseen surplus capacity in the surgical wards, or if an operation requires surgical equipment aside from standard equipment ordered during the operation planning phase. Unscheduled orders are priority processed and delivered at an exit bay 45 seconds after order on local work station. Thus, operations may proceed seamlessly regardless of the obstacles encountered along the way, and that operating theatre capacity can be fully exploited at all times.
MEDEI designed, and developed a cross-platform application which implemented a complex decision support algorithm to be used for anticoagulant treatments for Idéklinikken & Region Nordjylland. The project required detailed understanding of the treatment process itself in order to translate the complex algorithm from equations into software code, which could allow for usage of the algorithm in a prospective, or real life, scenario. The project required MEDEI to utilize knowledge within biomedical engineering, computer science, clinical decision support, and clinical experience, in order to deliver a desirable solution.
Apart from working in his clinic and developing equipment and work stations, Herluf Skovsgaard teaches dentists and assistants about work methods and layout of clinics. In 2013 Herluf Skovsgaard's book, 'Dancing Hands,' was published - a textbook for dentists and clinic assistants on organisation, work place design, work methods, precision work and teamwork. In 2007 the chair VELA Samba 150 was developed in collaboration with Herluf Skovsgaard. The chair is extremely well suited for the work tasks in the dental clinic.