What We Delivered


Key Objectives

Moritex Schott develops, manufactures and distributes lighting and imaging solutions and supplies optical components and systems for medical applications, machine vision and digital imaging. DesignEdge needed to worked seamlessly with the Moritex development team on the design of the Personal Video Assistant (PVA), their next generation analog and digital video capture device. A contemporay, sleek enclosure needed to house an OLED display, micro-joystick controls, an array of connectors including S-Video or Composite and audio in/outputs, SDHC card, memory stick and PC upload while fitting to the plug and play i-Scope which views and records customers’ skin or hair condition.


The outcome was an extremely compact and portable device, employed over a variety of different medical applications. The PVA can be used in assessing a customer’s skin condition using clear digital images and video capture to inform and advise. Incorporating the latest plug and play technology the PVA closely packages the latest video technology formats and is lightweight, employing advanced CCD camera technology to become the perfect tool to visually communicate the condition of your hair, scalp or skin. Alternative PVA versions are available that are compatible with Hawkeye borescopes, OEM cameras, endoscopes and videoscopes for a wide range of industrial video capture implementations, inspection and quality control.

“I have worked with DesignEdge on a number of projects over a number of years and have always found them to be not only very professional but able to produce innovative and stylish designs. Our first project, the PalmScope, proved highly successful and I'm sure the design and styling of the injection moulded casing played its part in that success. Our next project, the Personal Video Assistant (PVA) is still at a relatively early stage of maturity but DesignEdge has taken the plastic casing design to a new level with very fine tolerances. I will have no hesitation in going back to them for future designs.”

John ParkerMoritex Schott

Feature 1

Unobtrusive technology that is light and easy to use. Skin councelling professionals can incorporate experienced observations by quickly assessing a customer’s skin condition and use clear digital images to inform and advise.

Feature 2

Images and video can be transferred to memory card, directly to a PC or memory stick. Also available with built-in Li-ion cells for use with a boroscope, endoscope and videoscope for medical diagnosis or industrial inspection and fault finding.


Feature 3

Micro-joysticks provide 4-way directional controls plus centre switch depression. The user has full zoom control and can freeze still JPEG images or capture active MPEG video using a built-in image gallery feature.

Feature 4

Built for versatility i-Scope has a comprehensive range of rapid interchange lenses with magnifications from X1 to X70. Skin texture and pigmentation can now be seen more precisely because i-Scope uses three polarising filters to minimise light diffusion.