Homedoctor Medbot

An assistive at-home medical device expanding access to quality care

CLIENT

Homedoctor

SERVICES

Design + Engineering

Awards

The Challenge

Enhancing the usability, look, and feel of medical devices is a must for any company wishing to bring high-quality health diagnosis and treatment to the safety and comfort of patients’ homes. This was the challenge Spanish medical technology company Homedoctor tasked us with for the launch of its new product, Homedoctor Medbot. 

Homedoctor is bridging the gap between the hospital and household with connected health robots. For the next evolution of its at-home health assistant, Homedoctor asked us to design a compact medical device with intuitive features that improve the patient experience before, during, and after telemedicine diagnosis and treatment. Additionally, the device would need to seamlessly integrate into the everyday lives of patients and empower them with a highly personalized and accessible digital patient experience.

The Solution

User Research

We partnered with Telecom Design to conduct a thorough user research phase allowing us to understand how patients interact with medical devices from handling and storage to physical and digital preferences. Our collective insights enabled us to swiftly bring a prototype model to life. 

Rapid Prototyping

Our rapid prototype validation resulted in a model designed to contain all the necessary assistive medical devices in a compact, well-organized case. To ensure cleanliness, the team incorporated an innovative ozone decontamination system that can disinfect the devices within the closed case.

Digital Patient Experience

To create a more connected digital patient experience, propelland completed the engineering of Medbot with the implementation of a corresponding mobile application. The app allows patients to pair Medbot with their smartphones for quicker access and control, granting them the ability to carry out at-home treatment with greater confidence and ease.

“Homedoctor’s goal is to bring quality care to as many people as possible. Throughout our collaboration with propelland, their team showed a clear understanding of our mission by helping us build the next generation of our at-home health robot with thoughtful, personalized, and accessible design. Homedoctor Medbot proves how a patient-first design approach can help democratize healthcare for all.”

-- Ángel Ybáñez

Chief Business Officer, Homedoctor

Impact

The partnership with propelland and Telecom Design enabled Homedoctor to offer patients an entirely new level of at-home care. Currently in production, the new Homedoctor Medbot will extend patient interactions with medical practitioners further into the virtual environment, creating new opportunities for continuous care anywhere.

In recognition of its design excellence and its potential to shape the future of at-home care, Homedoctor Medbot received an internationally acclaimed Red Dot Design Award for Design Concept in the 2022 Red Dot Awards program.