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Breathing life
into healthcare

What peace of mind looks like

We’ve had a long and successful career in developing ventilators for the healthcare market.

Gold standard
housing design

As the flagship product for Respironics the V60 had to look like it means business, but as a respirator it had to appear gentle and supportive, breathing life into patients.
Our work with the core team involved close collaboration on mechanical and electrical integration, ensuring the envelope was optimised to deliver the best user experience.


Cross disciplinary
teamwork delivering
true innovation

We also worked with the client’s development team on the appearance of the GUI. The result is a compact contemporary form that uses a 12.1 inch color touch screen, a navigation ring and key panel for ease of use.

Brand excellence at every touchpoint

During the development of the V60 we discovered that there were no plans to develop a trolley to mount this significant piece of equipment. We quickly mocked up a simple solution that would ensure a premium feel for the whole V60 brand experience, and the V60 trolley was born.


Respiratory support 
on the go

We had previously worked with the Respironics team in California to bring to market the BiPap mobile ventilation system.
With quick ventilation connection points, a simple GUI and clever material selection, it was cleverly designed to be easy to handle on the move.

Decades of respiratory

The journey with Philips Respironics began over 20 years ago in a garage in Galway with a dynamic startup called Carradyne. Carradyne were developing a neo-natal ventilator and our job was to design the housing and interface to overcome technological intimidation of parents in the neonatal ward.

The device itself was just coming to completion when Carradyne was bought out by Respironics. We continued to work with Respironics in California for a number of years, developing a variety of portable and emergency ventilators.

The final project was the flagship V60 ventilator and, just as we finished that project, Respironics was bought out by Philips. As a nice post-script, the V60 is still the Philips gold standard non invasive hospital ventilator – great validation for a job well done.

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