In Auckland Hospital's cardiac theatres consumables such as analyser cartridges and syringes are often delivered in corrugated cardboard boxes. Cardboard, however, is not allowed in theatres due to infection control. As part of the DHW Lab, I was approached to design a storage solution made of a safer, alternative material as an interim solution. Ideally this material needed to be both robust and easily sanitised.
Following a number of 3D-printed mock-ups, the Lab came up with a simple laser-cut design made from a durable, easy to clean acrylic plastic. Each tray unit can store up to 10 cartridges and stack on top of each other in order to conserve storage space.