edition

2013

title

Tomograph design

author

Gabriela Ronzová (CZ)

e-mail

g.ronzova@seznam.cz

degree

M.A. project

school

Brno University of Technology

Department of Fine Arts

supervisor

Ladislav Křenek

The computer tomograph is a modern and very complicated and expensive piece of X‑ray equipment that serves medical diagnostics. The present design concept boldly integrates all the construction elements that form the equipment, including the table base, to take the shape of a single object – a “bowl.” This approach significantly simplifies the form on the whole. It becomes coherent, comprehensible, and thus more user‑friendly. The simple and elegant form was shaped for user comfort, including easy cleaning, but above all, it takes into account the effect that the appearance of the medical apparatus has on the mental health of patients and the well‑being of the hospital personnel.