Automated cell cultivation and analysis: an approach for a user interface design
While automation is standard in most industrial and research fields, cell cultivation is still dominated “handling”, manual processes. To improve the situation, our group focusses on the development of a bio-centred, automated cell cultivation tool. Modular design may help to realize a variety of experiments. Cultivation processes are observed and controlled via a graphical user interface. This article describes the systematic approach, the overall speci-fication (with process analyses) and the preliminary results for the prototype of a graphical user interface.