Ventec updates medical device UX and UI in time for COVID-19

Learn first-hand from the Crank Software team on how Ventec Life Systems used the Crank Storyboard embedded GUI framework to add additional functionality to their medical device GUI to meet COVID-19 ventilator demand, and get to production in less than 30 days.

The main challenges:
  • Designing a modern touchscreen interface that worked as well and intuitively as a smartphone
  • Getting a medical device to market quickly with a new, modern UI - Finding a UI development tool that could handle the design and redevelopment cycles that were going to be constant throughout the product’s lifecycle
  • Finding a solution that had a history of working proof with their operating system
  • Finding a solution that was affordable for their small team of engineers, and committed to supporting their success regardless of their size

The Storyboard platform was used to make design updates and add functionality to the VOCSN touchscreen in order to better serve the needs of frontline medical professionals fighting COVID-19. At incredible speed, Ventec was able to rapidly re-design, test, and validate the new GUI, allowing faster access and support specific for COVID-19 patients.


  • Roy Sarkar, Content Marketing Manager, Crank Software
  • Thomas Fletcher, VP R&D and Co-Founder, Crank Software
  • Jason Clarke, VP Sales and Co-Founder, Crank Software

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