As part of allowing patients to take a significant role in their own wellbeing, LifeHub envisaged a large interactive screen in their medical practice. In their vision, a large screen would allow patients to make selections by simply touching the screen. When not in use, the screen would act as a large impressive mirror – rather than ‘just’ a blank screen.
However, turning their vision into reality would require some advanced technology. The design needed to include a mirrored surface that could be fully interactive from edge to edge, while allowing a rear-mounted screen with graphical and text content to be fully visible. As the solution would be used by members of the public, it had to be highly intuitive as well as being robust and reliable – including the ability to be used by people wearing gloves. While this is fairly easy with a small screen, at the 55” (140cm) size that LifeHub envisaged, there would clearly be challenges.
LifeHub turned to DHS Engineering, a Hong Kong based green engineering consultancy company that prides itself on providing the highest standards of quality, engineering services and solutions for its clients. To deliver the project, DHS partnered with ASPIS Innovation Solutions, a business with many years’ experience of developing a variety of solutions, most recently based around Internet applications and specifically connected solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT). ASPIS has also been the Hong Kong distributor for UK-based Zytronic for over two years.