Summary of the CLB PEGASUS

The Pegasus WiFi messenger is a new type of smart wearable , which is used by doctors and nurses for, for example, (video) calling, data, extensive reporting and medically certified alarms for resuscitation . CLB was looking for a useful and portable design for the housing. Scope designed a compact housing in consultation with the electronics developer and made a design for the total functionality and interaction of the Pegasus that fits well within a medical environment .

Smart wearable

The Pegasus WiFi messenger is a new type of smart wearable used in a medical environment. The WiFi messenger integrates in one device the possibility for both (video) calls and messages, such as medical alarms. The Pegasus also works via WLAN.

housings design

For the Pegasus, CLB was looking for a housing design for the messenger and the charging station with a strong focus on usability for the doctor or nurse.

In order to realize pleasant ergonomics and portability, a compact housing has been designed that can be operated from several sides, depending on the function and the wearing method.

compact design

In order to realize a compact design, a close collaboration has been started with the Scottish electronics developer . Alternatives in PCB design and component selection were explored at an early stage such as structure design and translated into volume models with which the form factor could be determined.

This guarantees the portability of the Pegasus and determines how the various functionalities and interactions with the messenger would be functionally realized.

Interaction in a medical environment

Scope then creates the housing and interaction design for the Pegasus, based on the preliminary electronics designs. The focus was on usability in a hospital environment. This led to the idea of reading messages directly on the top display while wearing. This OLED top display , which is easy to read in all lighting conditions, also serves as a button to confirm receipt, for example.

technical ingenuity 'in disguise'

The front of the Pegasus has the most functionality and is still quietly organized .

The emphasis is on the 2.3” color display and the alarm button. Speaker and microphone are subtly concealed. As a result, functions such as (video) calling, data, extensive reporting and medically certified alarms for, for example, resuscitation, became usable for a user group with less affinity for technology.

A precursor to the use of the smart-phone in a hospital environment.