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Vivi

Method and GlobalLogic collaborated with healthcare start-up Bay Innovations to design and engineer a wearable product that revolutionizes patient care.

Vivi enables clinicians to visually perceive patient vital signs data within their field of view, improving response time and allowing more attention to be directed toward patients and the surgical field.

Conventional head-mounted display (HMD) products are engineered to provide a sophisticated and versatile software development platform, but are too generalized for specific applications. Vivi is designed to leverage appropriate technologies with a specialized, user-centered solution that is value-engineered rather than bloated with excessive features.

Developing a useful HMD system for clinical vital signs monitoring is a challenging task. The device must meet the demands of the clinical environment. It must...

  • Integrate with existing monitoring equipment
  • Offer a robust, hygienic, physically unobtrusive form factor
  • Manage attention effectively without unnecessary distraction
  • Operate reliably for many hours between charges.
The route to market for healthcare devices is long and costly, so another crucial challenge was to establish business, design and engineering strategies that mitigate the financial risks of further product development and marketing. Ultimately, from a business perspective, the project needed to deliver sufficient value for the client to secure more funding and provide functional prototypes for clinical testing.

Method used an experience design approach to balance user needs with technology requirements and constraints, business objectives, and a strong brand identity. This holistic approach, combined with world-class engineering support from GlobalLogic, allowed the team to tightly craft every aspect of the product experience from the ground up and with a single, cohesive vision.