During the two years between October 2017 and December 2019, I had the privilege of leading a project that aims at applying Design Thinking to the area of spatial computing, with a specific application of encouraging handwashing in clinical environments. In addition to being a product lead, I was also responsible for the project’s Interaction Design and Software Engineering. The project was successfully deployed in a real-world Adventist Health hospital in Kansas City and won a 2019 Healthcare Technology Innovation Award.
Willo has been designed with small-batch production in mind, relying solely on 3D Printing and CNC maching processes.
In order to facilitate the development of the new style, multiple directions have been explored, drawing from the key areas of interest for the target audience. In this process, two main directions emerge - one highly technical and inspired by the field of mathematics and the other inspired by humanitics and the library aesthetics. Both styles have been fully developed and tested with the target audience.
Willo was awarded an innovation award from the Adventist Health system following the initial pilot in early 2018. In early 2020, a company has been formed with the goal of wide deployment of this technology and has currently raised Series A venture capital.