PulseHealth designed a revolutionary breath test that effectively measures the body’s level of free radicals–and thus the risk of oxidative stress–in an easy, non-invasive way. Being the first of its kind, the Revelar device had gone through numerous design revisions, but still needed improvement.
We took a fresh perspective and redesigned the device. At the onset, the client was not thinking about the end user or the response of the consumer. We really advocated for ethnography—to observe the device in use and to understand the mechanics. So, we did thorough design explorations to refine and evolve the product. Our process involved a high focus on two main areas: A user centered prototyping and validation and mechanical engineering. For our user centered prototyping approach, we completely reinterpreted the interaction between the user and the device. We were passionate about converting what was previously a very technical and almost intimidating engagement between man and machine, into something that was welcoming and intuitive and almost fun!
Through prototyping and numerous mockups we found an architecture for the device that was simple, geometric, and obvious in it's use with colored lime-green accents for all of the physical touchpoints of the product experience. With regard to the technical challenges we faced, it was crucial to have a constant feedback loop with our mechanical engineering team. This ensured that our unique design was able to function and met the strenuous technical requirements of such a highly sensitive piece of equipment.