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Galleries // 2021 Spark:Health // Omnicell Syringe Dispenser

Omnicell Syringe Dispenser

Winner - Gold

Competition: Spark:Health
Designer: Ari Turgel - Director of Industrial Design
Design Type: Industrial & consumer tools and equipment
Company / Organization / School: Whipsaw
Team Members: Ari Turgel

The Omnicell syringe dispenser securely dispenses prefilled syringes in a hospital or clinic. Sometimes these syringes are filled with narcotics or dangerous drugs, so they must be controlled. Our four-auger motor drive system in a compact “dispenser box,” which holds 26 prefilled syringes, is placed in a cabinet with multiple dispenser boxes. The helical augers turn in unison, but the rotational sequence of the syringe cavities ensures only one syringe drops at a time. This choreography provides fast, reliable, and safe dispensing. When a syringe is needed for a patient, a nurse makes a software command in the cabinets’ interface, and the syringe is deposited onto a drawer below for retrieval. The dispenser fits cohesively within the entire product ecosystem without disrupting its existing workflows. Its foolproof “mechanical auger” configuration never jams and is utterly simple to load again after user authentication.