Project: "Nu Skin Pharmanex Biophotonic S3 Scanner"
Company:Carbon Design Group
Designer(s): Industrial Designers: Yiyaun Chen and Peter Bristol Mechanical Engineering: Clare Long and Robin Miller Electrical Engineering: John Domby Software Engineering: Lowell Skoog and Paul Buckley Systems Engineering: John Moren Project Directors: Mike Bland and Ian MacDuff, United States
Category: Other Products designs, Professional
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Entry Description: The Nu Skin S3 Scanner non-invasively measures carotenoids levels in the skin, providing an immediate indication of a personís overall antioxidant levels. The patented product shines a precisely calibrated blue light onto the consumerís palm. Carotenoids in the skin reflect back green light which is measured and converted into a Skin Carotenoid Score. The S3 Scanner empowers individuals to track improvements as they make changes to their diet and lifestyle. The goal for the new scanner was to deliver a better user experience with a battery-powered device that would be smaller, faster, and have integrated iOS wireless capability. Working from the inside out, designers and engineers explored the fundamental architecture of the scanner in order to create the smallest, most ergonomically sound solution. In the final design, a sculpted metal surface guides hand placement and establishes it as the main point of interaction. The angled display (not present in the previous version) communicates that the device is working during the silent, 30 second scan, while the angled screen naturally enables shared viewing and a better connection between operator and consumer. Designers and engineers worked in a constant, collaborative push and pull to deliver on the vision. Continuing through transfer to manufacturing, processes, techniques, and orders of operation were optimized. This makes assembly easier and more efficient and also achieves a better end result. At less than one-third the weight of its predecessor, the S3ís smaller size and battery power enables true mobility, with the entire system, including the iPad Mini, housed within a custom-designed bag. The result is a simple, well- connected system and experience.

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