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Executive Summary

F.A.S.T: Flexible, All-in-One, Space, Technology Patient Encounter Room Designs:

Focused on the exam table in the limited space, exam rooms do not support the other functions such as consultation and education efficiently. We propose alternative exam room designs which offer flexibility, space efficiency and increased communication as well as one stop clinic.

Team Members

Team members: Kezban Yagci, Abhilasha Jain, Chung-Lun Kuo


An exam room primarily provides service of examination and it does not support other functions such as consultation and education efficiently. The other specific issues are:

- Exam room is cramped without a defined storage space and many stored equipments were never used.

- Exam tables are not needed frequently (in less half of visits) and occupy almost 20% of overall exam room space.

- Patient feels uncomfortable about the equipment and furniture in the exam room and the rectangular tables setup the authoritative position between the caregiver and the patient.


- Foldable exam chair and stored medical equipment give the flexibility to caregivers to use the space more efficiently and effectively.

- Automated medical equipment delivery technology distinguishes the medical equipment when they are not need.

- All-in-one care service model combines functions of examination, lab and consultation together.

Type A:

Scenario of Use:

Half-round family conference table implies that patients and clinical staffs could learn more when they’re collaborating on the same status, side by side. When the patient enters the room, he sees the half - round conference table. There is no exam table because it is stored in the closet when not in use. When medical equipments are needed, clinical staffs pick them up from closets which are mounted on the wall.

Size of Unit: 10’ x 12’

Size of Storage for Med Equip/ Supply: 4’ x12’ (shared by two units)

Type B:

Scenario of Use: (Automated Medical Equipment Delivery Technology)

The doctor or N.P. (nurse practitioner) works on a “receipt” (treatment of patient) when talking with patients. After the receipt is finished, medical staff pushes a button then medical equipments will be delivered from “storage” through "delivery duct" to the designed panels on the wall. Specifically, there are three types of panels (2'-6', 2', 1'-6" long by 10" wide) for different combination of medical equipments.

Size of Unit: 10’ x 12’

Size of Storage for Med Equip/ Supply: 4’ x14’ (shared by two units)

Circulation Separation for Medical Staffs and Patients

Type C:

Scenario of Use:

This type incorporates lab function into exam room. It acts as an all-in-one model which has functions of check-in, examination, check-out, and laboratory. For example, patient checks in at the entrance of room, she sits inside of the room then goes to do the urine test in the toilet (in the service zone). She brings the urine sample container to medical staffs.

Size of Unit: 8’-10” x 16’

Size of Storage for Med Equip/ Supply: 6’-4” x 16’ (shared by two units)

ADA Toilet

F.A.S.T. Project Final Documentation








Project Presentation Slides


Full Report

Media: FAST-Final_Report.doc

Image Set

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Type C

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