Software development firm Macadamian Technologies has completed a usability study of Siemens’ Acuson S3000 ultrasound system, HELX Evolution with Touch Control—research that was met with favorable results. The third-party firm scored the ultrasound system a 4.5 out of 5 for overall average ease of use and awarded it a 95% average task completion rate. Also, the Acuson S3000 achieved an 83 out of 100 on the System Usability Scale Questionnaire; an average score is 68.

Siemens Healthineers Ultrasound Business Area hired Macadamian Technologies to complete the study in a push to boost the system’s overall ease of use. Douglas Younger III, global segment marketing director for Siemens Healthineers’ ultrasound unit, says the high scores the Acuson S3000 ultrasound system, HELX Evolution with Touch Control received prove that the company’s efforts weren’t in vain.

“The new platform is the result of intensive usability research conducted across four key regions and over 170 usability sessions,” Younger says. “The results of this study show that this design is one of the most user-friendly ultrasound systems on the market.”

Key features of the ultrasound system include a 12.1-inch display with instant response technology; a laser-optical trackball, which promotes measurement accuracy and helps reduce repetitive stress injuries; and context-sensitive body markers that feature pictograms and transducer markers.

For more information about this system, visit Siemens Healthineers.