Daedalus

Daedalus provides a full slate of research, design, human factors, engineering, and manufacturing transition services to medical, scientific, consumer and industrial product companies. The Daedalus team has helped bring hundreds of successful products to market for companies ranging from startups to the Fortune 50.

Product
Dental scaler - next generation
Daedalus recently completed the design for a next generation ultrasonic dental scaler. We redesigned the information center on the front of the scaler to include improved iconography and updated mode indicators with new backlighting and deadfront capabilities.
Interface
Prescription filling robot UI
We have designed a minimal footprint robot for the retail pharmacy market (CVS, Walgreens, etc.) The robot can automatically fill prescriptions from over 200 stocked medications at speeds of up to 100 fills per hour.
Research
Cervical cancer detection device research
Augmenting our client's understanding of the needs and desires of potential users we conducted both qualitative and quantitative research regarding a cervical cancer detection device undergoing clinical trials.
Engineering
Oxygen blender for portable ventilator
Our work included mechanical and electrical engineering, and the blender's industrial design based on initial forms created by our client's industrial design team. Challenges included working within pre-defined enclosure envelopes and reducing motor and airspeed noise.
Recent News

Daedalus' Vijay Chakravarthy published in Innovation Magazine

Daedalus' own Industrial Designer, Vijay Chakravarthy, gets published in Innovation Magazine.

Daedalus offers design thinking webinar

Research Manager Carolynn Johnson and Interaction Designer Bill Bernstein recently presented a design thinking lecture to students participating in a Creativity and Innovative Thinking course at Alfred University in New York (200+ miles away) via live-streaming video.

Highlights from The New Experience Model: IDSA hosts Daedalus and Microsoft

"Surya Vanka and Matt Beale were a perfect duo for sharing the presenters' spotlight because they complemented and extended each other's views on designing "masterfully crafted" user experiences. Judging from the rapt attention of the audience and the follow-up questions to both speakers, attendees gained valuable insights. It was a world class event, an example of an elite design presence making a tremendous impact on our lives."

Dan Martinage, Executive Director of the IDSA

Daedalus, Inc.    |    4923 Centre Avenue    |    Pittsburgh, PA 15213    |    412 687 7000