Microbial Contamination Detection System
Farm collaborated with BioKit, which was later acquired by Inova Diagnostics, a Werfen Group, to help launch its first proprietary clinical analysis device, a chemiluminescent immunoassay analyzer designed to establish and enhance BioKit’s brand identity. Our usability group began the project with a thorough domestic and international research phase, resulting in the discovery of several critical user needs. Concurrent usability studies led our designers to incorporate features like the “User Pods,” plug-and play-cartridges that improve user access and visibility for both reagents and patent samples. The quick-access User Pods also support the system’s continuous-use capability, which allows the system to run for three hours with a full inventory, yielding a high test throughput. In addition to designing and engineering the device, Farm developed an easy-to-use universal graphical interface for system control. We created an International icon set and animated, color-coded screen graphics that allow a user to easily determine, from across the room and in real me, the status and location of each sample being analyzed. From superior human factors and ergonomics to an intuitive graphical user interface, Farm’s team propelled BioKit into clinical chemical laboratories worldwide.