S500 for 3M CDI

Blood parameter measurement system

IDEO worked very closely with 3M Health Care’s Cardiovascular Systems department to develop system strategies and designs for its next-generation blood parameter measurement system, which monitors blood gases, potassium, oxygen saturation, and other critical blood parameters during open heart surgery.

IDEO’s contributions included human factors, interaction design, and system configuration work, as well as the design of the monitor, calibrator, and pole clamp. Based on input from customers and observations of actual surgeries, IDEO completed the product’s industrial, interaction, and mechanical design. The solution reflected the perfusionist’s needs and information flow, as well as reliability, serviceability, and manufacturability goals.

(This product is now manufactured by Terumo.)

Project date: 1997