Harnessing Percussion Diagnostics paired with Machine Learning (AI) to diagnose damage that otherwise can’t be detected
Industrial Design | Human Factors
RKS innovated and developed the InnerView™ AI system to empower dentists through proprietary Quantitative Percussion Diagnostics to detect damage, mobility and overall tooth health that otherwise go undetected. The rapid measurement and diagnostic tool was a ground-up development program that involved generations of human factors and mechanical proof of concept prototypes, subsequently tested on custom-built test and measurement fixtures and in the dental office by clinicians. The RKS engineering team led the development that brought together mechanical, electronics and software engineering, together with the client’s team, to create the FDA-approved device that gives dentists and hygienists unique insights into the health of a patient’s teeth, wirelessly, via an app on the operatory computer.
Applying our Psycho-Aesthetics methodology at every step, the project leveraged the full gamut of RKS’s in-house skills, covering innovation engineering, human factors, industrial design and UI/UX to develop a rapid, non-invasive, pain-free and radiation-free diagnostics procedure. This new technology empowers dentists and dental clinicians to eliminate the guesswork and provide strategic care and quantitative tooth health monitoring for their patients.
RKS’s responsibilities included design for manufacture, FEA, vendor sourcing, CM and tooling management, parts inspection and quality management, batch production and assembly.