The Assure Pro system is a blood glucose meter specifically designed for the Long-term-healthcare market. Used by nurses on patients suffering from diabetes, it uses a capillary biosensor strip that requires a minimal blood sample.
A range of concepts were developed and their form evaluated via white foam models. Aesthetics were explored further via computer rendered. We designed the LCD graphics and backlight diffuser, as well as the metal domed switches.
Some unique features were designed into the meter including a strip ejection system to eliminate the need to handle used strips, a backlit LCD so nurses can read the display if the ward is poorly lit and an elastomeric grip.
The meter was fully defined in ProENGINEER 3D CAD using surfaces to create the ergonomic form. The lens graphic was applied using in-mould decoration to give a quality feel to the meter and with its integral scratch resistance coating, delivered a meter that would be robust.
The meter was manufactured in the Far East by a manufacturer we have used extensively over the past 15 years. (Developed whilst employed at Pearson Matthews for Hypoguard, now arkray).