The conceptual Patient Companion has the ability to positively impact a large & diverse user group because it creates a new platform for engagement.  The design combines two ubiquitous elements, an overbed table and a touchscreen tablet, to form a single piece of mobile furniture that could be utilized in a wide range of healthcare settings.  
The Patient Companion project was initially conceived as a university research project between Clemson and Carleton Universities.  Years later it became the non-for profit organization NXT Health based in NYC.  My involvement focused on industrial and experience design. 
In Collaboration with
The insights revealed that current products often have over-complicated assemblies, that are hard to operate by the patient or staff.  We were fortunate to collaborate with the Spartanburg Regional Healthcare System in South Carolina. 
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