THE ANTARES VISION GROUP AUTOMATED MEDICATION CART SELECTED FOR THE ADI DESIGN INDEX IN THE "DESIGN FOR WORK" CATEGORY
It is the world’s most advanced automated medication dispensing system for the supply, dispensing, and traceability of drugs and medical devices in healthcare facilities. Ergonomics, automation, efficiency, and safety with a design that revolutionizes hospital routine
The Antares Vision Group’s Automated Cart has been selected by ADI Design Index in the ‘Design for Work’ category, in which functional ergonomics for the operator is the highlight. The selection is made every year by ADI, the Association for Industrial Design, which identifies the best Italian design in terms of functionality, typology, and process, as well as materials used and formal synthesis. The projects are selected by the ADI Permanent Design Observatory, which pays particular attention to sustainability in its evaluations.
Antares Vision Group’s Automated Cart, part of the Medication Management Platform (MMP), is the work of designer Fabio Ferrante, developed by Antares Vision Group’s Digital Healthcare department in collaboration with the IRCCS Ospedale San Raffaele’s Research Center for Advanced Technology in Health & Wellbeing in Milan and is the world’s most advanced automated medication dispensing system for the replenishment, dispensing and traceability of medicines and medical devices for healthcare facilities, from the central pharmacy to patient administration.
The Automated Medication Cart:
This innovative trolley has unique ergonomics for healthcare professionals: it is equipped with assisted handling, which avoids physical efforts such as constantly pushing, searching, sorting, picking, and checking for the correct drugs to administer, enabling them to focus on what really matters: patient care.
Thanks to its features, the automated medication cart marks a new paradigm in therapy management: healthcare personnel are relieved of the more repetitive tasks – such as filling the cart or searching for drugs to be administered – allowing them to concentrate on patient care.
The medication cart is automatically loaded with the drugs without any nurse intervention; once the patient has been identified, the therapy prescription appears on the display, and the robotic system, which is part of the trolley design, presents the drugs directly on the countertop.
“It is a great satisfaction to have reached this milestone, not only because of what it represents but also because only products that are selected can take part in the ADI Compasso d’Oro, a significant recognition in the national panorama,” said Adriano Fusco, Digital Healthcare Department Director of Antares Vision Group. “Our automated medication cart marks a new paradigm for healthcare facilities, operators, and patients; it ensures the right dose to the right patient at the right time, avoiding human error.”
The design met all evaluation targets: Design for Ergonomics and Design for Automation for the robotic system, the only one of its kind in the world, which automatically dispenses drugs directly onto the countertop, Design for Efficiency as the cart automatically loads medicines and medical devices allowing operators to concentrate on patient care, and Design for Safety as it ensures the correct dose of drug to the right patient at the right time and, thanks to its innovative design, allows errors in the canonical treatment process to be eliminated. Last but not least, Design for Sustainability in optimizing consumption and limiting drug waste.