Respirators in Flight

Hamilton Medical, a provider of respiratory ventilators and medical devices, collaborated with RKS to develop a new and more efficient category of transport-optimized ventilators. The challenge was to incorporate the best features of full-sized, static ventilators into more compact portable units, in order to provide a caregiver-centric solution for optimized patients’ outcomes. These highly portable respiratory ventilators, provide vital, life-saving support in a rugged, ergonomically refined, intuitive, and affordable package in order to better serve both caregivers and patients.

Awards:     IDEA Research (2014); T1 — IDEA Design (2013); T1 — GOOD Design (2012); C1 — GOOD Design (2011); C2 — MDEA Silver (2010), GOOD (2009), Spark Award Bronze (2009)


“Looking at real use environments, understanding the pain points of the users, and turning these observations into product design – that is how co-operating with RKS leads to successful, new solutions.”

— Ralph Teuber
Head of Product Management