Calypso Design Research

Existing radiation treatments for prostate cancer can damage healthy tissue. Calypso, a medical start-up, had a revolutionary idea. By injecting a transponder into cancerous tissue, radiation could be better targeted at the tumor, sparing healthy tissue. However, Calypso’s innovative technology needed to be packaged into a product and a procedure that oncologists would accept as a viable alternative to existing methods. An iterative approach of field research, scenario creation, prototyping and user testing defined an interaction strategy and a product concept that delivered the right balance of efficiency and accuracy.

Credits: Eric Park, Doug Cooke, IDSA, Sabrina Jetton, Joshua Hoyt and Jonathon Dalton, IDSA of Ziba Design
Client: Calypso Medical Technologies Inc.
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