IMS Inc. – LSTAT Lite 2017-08-04T16:24:50+00:00

Project Description

LSTAT Lite

IMS Inc.

Contextual Research, Industrial Design, Mechanical Engineering, User Experience (UX/UI), Medical & Scientific

Background and Challenges

Integrated Medical Systems, Inc., (IMS) a medical technology systems integrator that is transforming the effectiveness of critical care, tasked Nectar with developing a portable life support system for improving the treatment and transport of patients who have sustained injuries related to a major trauma and an effective user interface for operating the unit efficiently.

“Suitcase” Intensive Care Unit Advances Trauma Treatment and Transport

Known as a “suitcase” intensive care unit (ICU), the Life Support for Trauma and Transport (LSTAT) system needed to integrate critical patient monitoring and lift support systems within a compact, portable unit that folds down to the size of a suitcase.

Integrating Multiple Medical Devices/Equipment in a Portable Unit

The LSTAT system needed to integrate a ventilator, vital signs monitor, five fluid infusion pumps, and a fluid warmer with electrical power, breathable oxygen, data storage, transmission, and unified control-and-display systems.

In addition to facilitating this substantial amount of systems integration, Nectar had to achieve it within a single compact, collapsible unit that paramedics and emergency medical technicians could carry with them when responding to medical emergencies involving traumatic injuries.

All-in-One Life Support Solution for Trauma and Transport

Nectar designed and engineered the LSTAT Lite system as an all-in-one life support solution for trauma treatment and transport by incorporating the capabilities of a hospital ICU suite within a portable, mobile system. Critical care capabilities that have been incorporated in the LSTAT Lite system include ventilation, oxygen delivery, fluid/drug infusion, suction, defibrillation, physiological monitoring, blood chemistry analysis, data logging, communications, power, and data management systems. First responders can use the LSTAT Lite system to treat and transport trauma patients.

LSTAT UI Helps First Responders Do Their Jobs More Effectively

The user interface for the LSTAT system needed to integrate the operation of a ventilator, vital signs monitor, five fluid infusion pumps, and a fluid warmer with electrical power, breathable oxygen, data storage, transmission, and unified control-and-display systems.

In addition to facilitating this substantial amount of systems integration, Nectar had to design a user experience that enabled paramedics and emergency medical technicians responding to medical emergencies involving traumatic injuries to run all of these systems from within a single compact, collapsible, hand-carried unit.

All-in-One UI Runs Life Support for Trauma and Transport

From the single, integrated display, first responders can operate ventilation, oxygen delivery, fluid/drug infusion, suction, defibrillation, physiological monitoring, blood chemistry analysis, data logging, communications, power, and data management systems.Nectar designed the LSTAT user interface to operate all of the life support solutions typically found in a hospital ICU suite from within a portable, mobile system for use in trauma treatment and transport. Nectar integrated individual system displays into a single global display, eliminating redundancies and streamlining the presentation of information.

LSTAT Lite Improves Patient Outcomes

The LSTAT Lite system is revolutionizing trauma patient response, treatment, and transport by providing an integrated, portable, medical care platform that improves patient outcomes.

Because the system enables high-quality continuity of care during initial patient treatment through transport to the hospital, it is helping emergency care professionals decrease mortality, disabilities, and complications in trauma-related injuries.

LSTAT Lite Improves Patient Outcomes

The LSTAT user interface is revolutionizing trauma patient response, treatment, and transport by providing an integrated, portable, medical care platform that improves patient outcomes. Improved ease-of-use facilitates the speed and effectiveness of emergency care.

With the LSTAT user interface, paramedics and emergency medical technicians can quickly and easily obtain key health metrics and initiate critical care. Because the system’s user interface is so intuitive, it helps first responders do their jobs more effectively.