Using a digital model to make better medical decisions
Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) is a medical emergency that occurs when fluid collects in the lungs and prevents oxygen from reaching the bloodstream. It is one of the most serious potential effects of the Covid-19 virus.
The German start-up Ebenbuild has developed a remarkable software that creates a personalized digital twin of the lung from medical images of ARDS patients. Doctors can run digital simulations to visualize and predict the impact of specific settings for mechanical ventilation of these patients. This helps the medical team choose precise, individualized treatments that can significantly improve the odds of survival and recovery.
Daylight designed the user experience for this tool. The team observed and interviewed anesthesiologists and ventilation experts and then built a clear, coherent UX design that met the technical specifications. The resulting interactive digital prototype has been instrumental in helping the Ebenbuild team move forward with fundraising and development.