Rheonix needed an instrument designed quickly that would accommodate the microfluidics cartridge and an assay they developed. Key Tech was a virtual product development team, completing usability engineering, industrial design, mechanical design, and electrical system integration over a period of approximately 10 months, resulting in a beta prototype device.
Key Tech visited multiple diagnostics sites as part of usability engineering activities prior to initiating the industrial design and UI wireframe development. The mechanical enclosure and unique user door were designed, as well as a vial rack and reagent brick. The electrical engineering team at Key Tech integrated a barcode scanner to facilitate Pos-ID sample tracking. Rheonix inherited the design back from Key Tech and was able to use the prototype for critical client demonstrations and trade shows.