Revolutionary Ergonomic Point-of-Care Solution Addresses Shortcomings of Competing Carts
New York, October 18, 2007 — The 2007 International Design Awards has named Humanscale Healthcare’s T5 Point-of-Care Technology Cart the Industrial and Life Science Design First Category Winner. The T5 also earned first prize in the iDA Medical/Scientific Machinery category. The artists and entrepreneurs who created and judge iDA strive to recognize and celebrate visionary designers in architecture and interior, fashion, product, and graphic design. Winners were selected from nearly 1,000 applicants from about 50 countries and will be featured in the forthcoming 2007 iDA design book.
The T5 provides the first truly ergonomic healthcare technology cart solution for both laptop computers and PCs. Extensive research and interviews with regular point-of-care cart users led to the development of the key features of the T5, aimed at excelling where similar cart solutions fall short, including comfort for a wide range of users, maximum mobility in confined spaces, and long-lasting power.
Designed to meet the ergonomic requirements of 99% of users in both sitting and standing postures, the T5’s keyboard, monitor, and work surface are each independently adjustable for maximum user comfort. Humanscale’s patented one-touch adjustable keyboard support technology ensures healthy typing and mousing, while a gas cylinder operated by a foot pedal allows for easy overall changes in the T5’s height. All adjustments can be made simply and intuitively.
The T5 combines ultra light weight with one of the smallest footprints available to ensure easy mobility in tight corridors, around hospital beds, and other small spaces. Additional mobility features include push/pull handles on three sides and high-quality casters that transition easily between carpeted and hard surfaces.
The T5’s energy-conscious and quick-charging internal power system stays cool without a fan, which helps limit the spread of contagions. Available with a 40-amp/hour battery and three AC outlets, the T5 provides eight hours of continuous use between chargings, and recharges 75% in just one hour. A visible power gauge and audible alarm alerts users when power is diminishing, while an optional 10-foot retractable power cable system, conveniently positioned at the same height as hospital outlets, can be easily accessed for charging and cord management.
Designed by the Humanscale Design Studio, the T5 contains more than 50% recycled materials and is itself 95% recyclable. Unique security locks, an inset work area, optional storage drawers, and a sleek design aesthetic are also among the many details that complete this innovative cart solution.
Previously, the award-winning T5 earned a silver medal at the 2007 Spark Design Awards, and a Bronze EID Award from appliance DESIGN magazine’s 20th Annual Excellence in Design Competition, and the Grand Prize for Workplace Productivity Solutions in the 2005 Innovations competition presented by Buildings magazine.
The T5 is available for purchase through EnovateIT, a leading provider of mobile wireless solutions and a premier global systems integrator for the healthcare industry. For more information about Humanscale and ergonomic solutions for a comfortable workplace, please visit www.humanscale.com or call 800-400-0625.
Humanscale is the premier designer and manufacturer of ergonomic products that improve the health and comfort of work life. Achieving more with less, Humanscale’s product designs have been honored with more than 140 prestigious awards since 2007 and featured in various museums such as The Museum of Modern Art.