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HealthStation installation v1

Our first draft installation. We have a long way to go... our customer-facing healthstation goes up in 1 month in DC. We need to make a few changes:


* hide all the electronics

* dual-sided, credit-card sized, shaped, and plastic coated, individual HealthCard... printed for each person who goes thru the medical device gauntlet. The give-away has to be their data, ultra slick, fit in their wallet, and ultimately start to change their behavior.

* faster scale response time - currently, it can take 5s to get a good reading - we need less than 2s.

* better BP cuff - more reliable data from the device

* little usability issues when entering data into the HealthStation user interface (we need giant input boxes and default targets)

* 30" lcd-capable arm - the steelcase monitor arm can only hold a 23" LCD (under 15 pounds)


What did work:

* health devices worked for 95% of the time

* overall slick user experience

* passer-bys could easily see what was going on... the size of the story/data on the screen could be seen 25'+ away

* we were the busiest booth at tech day

* people were surprised by their own data... and had fun finding out!


Future goals:

* Health-tracking service open to public on the interwebs

* Realtime and on-side urinalysis and blood work - lets get REAL data

* Get into the fab-game (ballzatronic fabrication of the healthstation)

* Open source the device adapters and healthcard

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Uploaded on April 13, 2007