SonoSite X-Porte The Power of Ultrasound, the Simplicity of Touch
From experimental work for the U.S. Department of Defense to highly advanced ultrasound systems used around the globe, SonoSite is defining the next-generation point-of-care ultrasound. The company has earned worldwide recognition for its progressive product line, educational programs, and advocacy for a broader understanding of the multiple benefits of ultrasounds.
When work began on a new flagship product, X-Porte, SonoSite approached Artefact to help create a highly configurable, intuitive and approachable user interface that replaces traditional button arrays with a large touch screen.
Moving from buttons to touch brings several advantages. More and more, patterns that have become popular in consumer devices are moving into professional environments due to their power and familiarity. Well-designed touchscreen UIs have the potential to make previously complex medical devices more accessible to a wider range of medical professionals while simplifying the experience for the specialists.
Our work helped inform SonoSite’s direction for X-Porte and while the product evolved significantly from our initial design, we are proud of our contribution to SonoSite’s ongoing success.