News November 21, 2019

Behind the scenes of the HC40: innovating hand controls

Nothing in the design of the new LINAK hand control HC40 was left to coincidence, the opinion of the engineer, the whim of marketer, or a designer's personal preference. Everything is based on facts, user-response, and documented human behavior. Meet some of the people behind the HC40 family of hand controls, and you will learn what it takes to make innovative design.

There is more to designing a product than function. Modern engineering often needs good design – and vice versa. The proof is the new hand control HC40 for comfort beds, where skilled LINAK colleagues with a design background worked closely together with our engineers as well as external design consultants to create an appealing HC40 design – two designs, in fact. Both based on facts. A lot of facts!

Several analyses of human behavior have been scrutinized, consecutive heat maps have been made, multiple user tests have been conducted, and the most extensive user survey ever conducted in relation to a LINAK product was carried out.

The goal: to create a new type of hand control that would stand out and maybe even change the market.

Søren Xerxes Frahm from Artlinco® points to one of the many models used for analyzing the data from the surveySøren Xerxes Frahm from Artlinco® points to one of the many models used to analyze the data retrieved from the more than 1,000 respondents.

Read the whole story about how we achieved such an ambitious goal, where engineering and design had to come together to create the perfect user experience – functionally and aesthetically.

Please visit  for more information about the HC40 family of hand controls. 


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