Case Study #1 - DEPMED
Partnering with a major medical equipment manufacturer, Philips Healthcare, Astro Manufacturing & Design builds up deployable medical systems for use by US military hospitals all around the world. Astro integrates the customer-supplied imaging equipment into military-supplied mobile shelters, providing necessary modifications to the shelter and producing numerous parts and components needed to adapt and shock-mount equipment and to supplement the systems. These systems are staged on our factory floor, where all necessary work is completed prior to acceptance testing by customer and military personnel. Once accepted, these systems can be shipped to any "trouble spot" in the world, providing the very best medical care and treatment to our military personnel and our allies.
Case Study #2 - Lifeclinic
Several years ago Astro was approached by Lifeclinic, a large customer interested in the design & development of a whole new line of pharmacy blood pressure monitoring devices. The intent of the design would be to develop a "health kiosk" with extreme ease of use that could provide far greater customer services than just free blood pressure monitoring. Working closely with this customer, as well as with their graphic design source, Astro has developed a new system that not only provides blood pressure monitoring, but also provides weight, body mass, pulse and blood oxygen measures, all conveniently printed out for the user. Also provided is the capability to privately discuss health issues with a pharmacist while using the kiosk. All of this capability is packaged in a sturdy, information-secure, user-friendly device that can be color coordinated to specific customer applications in order to match the color schemes of major pharmacies. Other markets for this device may include company wellness programs and commercial fitness centers. Prototype and pilot production phases are now completed and volume production at Astro is expected to soon begin.