Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA
Founder & CEO, Metaphase
Bryce Rutter, PhD, IDSA, is founder and CEO of Metaphase Design Group, Inc.—an IDSA Ambassador, marking its 27th year in 2018. Rutter is an expert in the research, human factors engineering and ergonomic design of hand-intensive products. His work ranges from robotic surgical systems, surgical instruments and devices to smart phones, computer input devices and wearables—to various industries, including food and beverage packaging and beauty and personal care products.
As an industry thought leader, Rutter has been featured in numerous nationally recognized consumer and trade publications. He has received 120 international design awards and been awarded more than 100 design patents. Rutter served as an IDSA International Design Excellence Awards 2017 juror. He is chairing IDSA's Medical Design Conference 2018 in Boston. Rutter spoke at the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2015 in Tampa on the "The Human Hand: 5 Human Factors of Medical Design." He also spoke at the IDSA Medical Design Conference 2016 in San Francisco on "The Dignity of Living" and contributed to IDSA INsights on the same subject.