Interactive Environment

Inspired by a human-centric design approach, Cactus has built Lab100 to give patients a real-time experience of the clinical future

Interactive Environment

Fact File

Interactive Environment
Name of project: Lab100 at Mount Sinai
Location: New York
Client: INGH at Mount Sinai
Lighting design: Cactus
Engineers: Cactus
Architects/designers: Cactus
Area of project: Healthcare
Project manager: Lucas Werthein
Budget: $1.2MM
Design team: Cactus
Project end date: 03/2018
Collaborators: Pink Sparrow, Studio Mudia, Tutoria Criativa
Photographer: Nadav Havakook
Source: v2.Com

Cactus, a Brooklyn-based design studio, partnered with the Mount Sinai Institute for Next Generation Healthcare to launch Lab100, a hybrid medical clinic and research lab combining innovations in digital design, architecture, and technology to take comprehensive healthcare to a new level.

Lab100 leverages data science, cutting edge technology and customized architecture to redesign the way health is measured and healthcare is delivered. Through a single 90 minute clinical visit, patients undergo a full clinical assessment with a nuanced collection of digital tests and experiences that catalog the body’s peak capacity and offer real-time results and feedback. A custom-designed app collects a preliminary health history, which is integrated with the generated data and later reviewed in person with a doctor on a large multimedia panel.

Interactive Environment

This personalized and data-centric approach to a standard medical check-up is intended to marry conventional healthcare diagnostics with cutting-edge technology. To create Lab100, Cactus built software that integrated a wide range of data from a battery of the latest medical devices selected by Mount Sinai doctors. To make sense of this massive quantity of data, Cactus then created a software suite to contextualize and visualize the data in meaningful ways using a combination of graphic design, statistics, and animation.

Each of a variety of assessments features a custom interactive environment. This means that along with the familiar clinical equipment, patients will interact with virtual reality, touch screens, ‘gamified’ tests, live video comparisons, body/gesture tracking, and other cutting-edge interfaces. At the station measuring a patient’s balance, an array of depth-sensing cameras is used to capture subtle changes in body movement and orientation. At the station measuring dexterity, there is an embedded system within the table that uses capacitive sensors to time the beginning and end of the test with extreme precision. And live video is streamed over the network, processed, and made available for instant comparison of the patient’s performance.

Interactive Environment

The meeting place of top medicine, design, and technological advance, Lab100 unites information systems to leverage the future of optimal health. “Lab100 provides a glimpse into a future where AI and machine learning will work hand-in-hand with doctors and healthcare professionals to drive medical progress,” said Noah Waxman, Cactus co-founder.
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