Client: National Health Service
Project Manager: Adam Southgate
1. THE BRIEF
We were asked to utilise a phased budget in the most efficient manner in order to make beneficial changes to aging MDT rooms in 6 West London Hospitals. The team attended all 6 MDT rooms, and found the technology outdated and insufficient for everyday use as it is intended.
FYI: MDT rooms are rooms within NHS hospitals initially designed for medical specialists to collaborate via video conference with colleagues in other local hospitals and x-rays, microscope images and scans. This is for a more efficient approach to identifying critical illness faster.
2. THE INSTALL
With the budget put forward by the NHS, and with the fact this budget had to be shared among 3 hospitals in West London (2 MDT rooms in each location) the team decided the best 1st phase would be to create a uniform control system and interface. The most common complaint was that all rooms were interfaced differently and usability was the obstacle along with control hardware failure.
3. THE RIG
The team designed a unified Crestron control interface that looked and operated the same in all MDT rooms. We also recommended refreshing all control processing and touch panels to a single uniform Creston 7” touch panel with CP3 processor.
Along with the above the team specified a cable management solution for all rooms along with an audio rebalancing exercise for all sound processing equipment to improve incoming and outgoing audio.
The AV specifications:
CRESTRON CP3 processor
CRESTRON 7” touch panel on desktop mount.
AV cable management systems
The AV services:
Custom GUI design
Reconfigured hardware integration
Rebalancing of incoming outgoing audio.
4. THE FEEDBACK
The positive feedback was overwhelming from the NHS and the Imperial college alike. The rooms are awaiting Perceptions recommended next phase when the budget becomes available.