Mobile Robotic Imaging SystemBlind

in Product Design held by Prisma Imaging
Contest Ended, Winner(s) have been selected.
Overview - Prisma Imaging™ is focused on the development of newly designed radiographic imaging techniques and modalities which will be capable of capturing the areas of the equine and large animal patient, that are most prone to injury and currently inaccessible, and deliver high-resolution images while the patient is conscious and, in a weight,-bearing position. The new imaging systems will be fully integrated, employing proprietary, state-of-the-art technology that will deliver a “game-changing” medical imaging diagnostic solution. Prisma’s system will utilize robotics that will be operated in conjunction with proprietary visual motion capture technology, giving the system the unique capability to have unrestricted movement, and access to the weight-bearing, conscious equine patient. The key objective of the new venture is to provide the equine practitioner with the means by which to achieve a more effective and efficient diagnosis, prognosis and overall improved patient care, compared to current imaging practices.

Prisma’s robotically-controlled imaging system is its inaugural product, a working prototype is functioning, and in vivo testing of live horses has started. This system is currently capable of diagnostic quality CT imaging of the horse’s lower extremities, head and the upper parts of the neck, representing the regions of the equine anatomy in which a majority of, and highest insistences of injuries occur. Prisma is also developing other radiographic technologies employing a collimated fan-beam radiation source with a linear diode array (LDA) detector. Both methods are made possible due to the use of Prisma’s patented robotically-controlled system and provides access to the entire equine anatomy, a capability that currently does not exist.

Prisma will initially focus on the US market. Our distribution strategy is a combination of selling and installing systems at select top-tier research universities, large equine veterinary practices, and also operating company-owned mobile imaging systems.

The advantages of this 3-tiered distribution strategy are: 1) affiliating with large practices and universities will accelerate the development of system functionality, advanced diagnostics and collaborating on discovering better treatment solutions; and 2) by operating company-owned mobile imaging systems, the market will be best and most efficiently served, providing maximum, unrestricted access to the entire equine population.

In summary, current radiographic imaging technology for the equine industry has significant limitations and presents health and safety risks for the patient. Employing the robotically-controlled radiographic system described herein will open up an entirely new landscape in equine imaging, improving the quality and reliability of diagnosis, prognosis, overall patient care, and represent a meaningful advancement compared to the current imaging industry.

Project Description – As part of Prisma’s distribution strategy, a mobile system needs to be designed and manufactured. The mobile system needs to be self-contained with its own power source. The primary characteristics and performance requirements of the system are:

• An enclosed, climate-controlled exam/working space of approximately 20’ x 20’ (when expanded). The expansion space can be a soft/tent fabric (does not need to be hard material).
• Ceiling height of 12’, does not need to be the entire space, only over where the robots are located. This will become clear when you look at the fixed system cell design which is in the attachments.
• Fit onto a detachable gooseneck trailer (no longer than 25’)
• A means for the horse to enter and exit the workspace. Ideally, enter from one side and exit through the opposite side.
• GVW of no greater of 20,000 pounds
• Able to be towed by a heavy-duty pickup truck with a 5th wheel hitch

Basic equipment that needs to be included in the system:
• 2 x ABB 6700 series robots w/controllers*
• Radiographic generator*
• Electric generator

*There are Step files attached that have these components. For the components for which there are not Step files, you can use your estimations for this aspect of the design.

We project 24 systems being initially built, with expansion occurring as demand warrants.

Other Information:

The design will be done in multiple phases. The first phase, which is the focus of the design contest, will be mostly conceptual, showing the basic design, placement of equipment, etc.. Subsequent phases will address the system design on a more detailed basis.


Reference documents and other material are located the Attachments which includes the current fixed system cell design, basic component step files, some video showing the system operating and some images demonstrating some high-level concepts/ideas.

I also suggest visiting our company website for more background information.
• Ability to demonstrate an understanding of the system’s performance requirements.
• A design that minimizes custom fabrication and takes advantage of and utilizes existing components that currently exist in the market.
• Attention to producing a practical design that will be cost-effective to produce.
• Subsequent phases of development - Cost TBD.
Don't Wants:
Something impractical and prohibitively costly to manufacture.
Ask for Sample:
Additional Information
The PIM001 document has 3D content. If you download into Adobe Acrobat, you should be given the option to "trust" the document. Once, trusted, it should be accessible.


1st Winner
#9 Concept for Mobile Image Tech by Jinen Sheth
Concept Exploration and Ideation.
Jun 22, 2019 22:47
#24 Scanner Trailer by Paolo Velcich
All equipments in place, even a batrhoom with shower and a bed for the operator.
Jul 5, 2019 15:29
#23 Prisma imaging trailer solution by Serge Krjukov
See description.pdf
Jul 5, 2019 15:27
#22 The Trailer Design by Paolo Velcich
Jul 5, 2019 15:27
#21 Horse Scanner1 by Paolo Velcich
This trailer keeps the robots in position, ready to use.
Jul 5, 2019 15:25
#20 Prisma Gooseneck Concept 3 by Eira
Prisma Gooseneck Concept 3
Jul 5, 2019 15:06
#18 Mobile Robotic Imaging SystemBlind Version2 by Kristian
This trailer is made of 40 ft x 8ft x 8.6 ft container but it's posible to be used 20 ft.Here you can see the prices are very close : lifting mechanism is made of c-beams and use pulleys and cables (it may be driven by winch).The material for covering will be similar to that tents are made of.
Jul 5, 2019 5:11
#17 Mobile Robotic Imaging System by Design Territory
An update to my previous design with changed dimension.
The floor is now 20ft x 8ft when not in use and 20 ftx20 ft when in use. Height is 9 ft when not in use and 12 ft when in use. The adjustable height is obtained by raising/lowering the canvas with the help of hydraulic lifts. The door of the container opens up with 4 gas springs (2 on each side).
Jul 3, 2019 21:43
#16 Mobile Robotic Imaging System by Design Territory
The dimensions of the container is 20ft length x 8ft wide x 12 ft height + 8 ft adjustable with a canvas that can be lifted up or moved down with the help of hydraulics. There are two openings on each side whose doors can be lifted up and down with hydraulic/pneumatic actuators.
Jul 2, 2019 15:01
Here's my design. Sorry, I did not have time to finish everything.
- Rooftop can easily be moved up (I don't know if that is really necessary),
- Hermetic entry will be in canvas,
- Bots have good moves,
I made all weight and force estimations, I will send that to you if you contact me.
Best regards.
Jul 2, 2019 14:59
#14 Mobile Robotic Imaging System by Kristian
This is the same design as I've already posted but this one has more detailed screenshot.
Jul 2, 2019 3:17
#1 Mobile Scanner by Artificer-kbg
The Model consists of 3 open sides, out of which one will be used for loading and unloading and the other two that are on the sides will be used as extra floor space when opened up.
The basic dimensions of the trailer will be 8' * 20' * 12' .
The extra space above the gooseneck can be used to store either robot cabinet or power source.
once the side doors are opened the floor width increases from 8' to 20', so a total of 20' * 20' floor will be available.
May 28, 2019 13:47
#12 Mobile Robotic Imaging System by Mahbub
Contact with me for more details. Thanks
Jul 1, 2019 18:54
#10 My Concept_1 by Eira
Will update A.S.A.P
Eira :)
Jun 24, 2019 13:26
#4 Mobile Robotic Imaging System by REDA
Jun 7, 2019 21:53
#3 Mobile Robotic Imaging 2.0 by Jim81
May 31, 2019 20:57
#2 Mobile Robotic Imaging by Jim81
May 30, 2019 22:06


Design Territory


Wed, 03 Jul 2019 04:07:37 +0000
I see you have extended the timelines further. Can we have your comments on the entries so that we can correct those or work on them further in the mean time?
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 14:40:31 +0000
I estimate the total length of the trailer to be 26'. Approximately 20' for the robotics/exam area and 6' for system components.
Wed, 26 Jun 2019 11:33:31 +0000
What is the trailer going to be, an estimate or a size range would be useful.
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:47:14 +0000
The dimensions of the main assembly schematic are not correct. The distance from the center of each robot is 144", and from the end of the floor plates, which are 54", is 198".
Tue, 25 Jun 2019 14:44:17 +0000
The end date has been extended by 7 days.



Tue, 25 Jun 2019 06:35:29 +0000
The smallest distance between two base robot plates is 144"(as it's shown on main assembley drwaing) and the larger distance is 255" or 21ft but you want to fits in 20ft(reference:Truck Design Example.pdf) .Which measurment is leading?



Tue, 25 Jun 2019 04:41:09 +0000
Did the end date really increased ?
Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:41:41 +0000
Hi. The design of the lowboy trailer is not an important detail as this can be addressed by the company that will be manufacturing the system. For Min/Max heights, we only need to be concerned with the area in which the robots and horse will be located during an examination. The area of the system that is over the robots needs to be at a height of 12' when the system is in use, however, the other space can be at 8'. I believe the best solution will be to make the roof over the robots able to raise and lower.



Tue, 18 Jun 2019 15:27:33 +0000
Have you already chosen the lowboy trailer ? Or maybe you plan to manufacture yours ?
So i don't know US road regulations, is there a minimum/maximum height from the ground ?
In other words : at what maximum height could be the floor for animals ?

Tue, 28 May 2019 13:22:36 +0000
Hi. The PIM001 document has 3D content. If you download into Adobe Acrobat, you should be given the option to "trust" the document. Once, trusted, it should be accessible. Please let me know if this works for you. Thanks.
Tue, 28 May 2019 13:06:39 +0000
Hi, thanks for the competition. Looking through all the reference documentation the document "A PIM001 000 000 v2.pdf" appears blank. Can you please re-upload?

Mon, 27 May 2019 17:08:38 +0000
You would want access from both directions for a number of reasons: 1) for safety purposes in case the horse spooks, you would not want the horse's path obstructed; 2) in order to image the rear lower extremity, the horse needs to be positioned opposite compared to imaging the front extremities, and walking the horse in from the other direction would be ideal; and 3) it's best for a sedated horse to walk forward.

Does this answer your question? Thanks.
Mon, 27 May 2019 16:58:58 +0000
Hi. A fascinating challenge.

You mention an entry and exit way for the animals. Can they be reversed out through the entrance way, or does there have to be a separate exit? Rob

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