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Colab / Collaborative Robot


Colab is a clinical microbiology workstation that helps laboratory workers focus on tasks that require analysis and decision-making instead of repetitive tasks. Our research revealed that up to 49% of a clinical microbiologist’s time in the laboratory is spent on repetitive tasks that do not require the number of intellectual capabilities clinical microbiologists have. This workstation helps to reduce the Time-To-Result and improve the overall quality of samples, which not only benefits the patient due to quicker diagnosis but also streamlines the collaboration across departments within the laboratory.


Umeå Institute of Design

Umeå Institute of Design
Umeå, Sweden

Marc Saboya Feliu,
Umeå Institute of Design

Daan Hekking,
Umeå Institute of Design