The PROXISURE™ is a reusable suturing device that enables precise suturing in laparoscopic procedures. It mimics the dexterity of the wrist through bidirectional 45-degree articulation, 360-degree rotation at the distal end and a curved needle. It was designed to precisely suture and knot tie in tight spaces. The PROXISURE was designed to meet the needs of surgeons in procedures related to bariatric surgeries and gynecological and colorectal procedures.
Designed by: Johnson & Johnson Industrial Design and Human Factors teams and Ethicon
Ruki is a feminine caring system specially designed for females in Taiwan. By getting to know Asian women’s doubts towards to periods, menstrual products and menstrual cups, we could resolve all of them in sequence. The RUKI feminine caring system is categorized into the menstrual cup, cleaning pack and application, and each part will be expected to effectively assist all users in their doubts.
Designed by: Lin Wei-Chun, Jang Yun-Jen, Tunghai University, and Yeh Wen-Kai of NDD Design Group.
HS40 is the ultrasound diagnostic equipment for the emerging market. Its monitor arm folds flat so it can be used in tight spaces. HS40 provides a comfortable position during exams and prevents musculoskeletal disorders for examiners. Its side pocket is designed to be flexible and detachable and its materials are easy to clean, hygienic and highly durable to withstand external shock. The arch shape at the back is an aesthetic design factor—a dedicated space for a printer. Built-in cables for power and data reduces the number of components that can interfere with examinations. Lastly, the sheet metal with resin cover can reduce production costs.
Designed by: Sungwon Lim, Ui Kim, Junpil Moon, Cheonseop Shin, Junghoon Kim of Samsung Medison Co., Ltd.
Pressure Ulcers (PUs), previously referred to as "bed sores," are highly preventable clinical adverse events that cause unnecessary suffering and reduce the quality-of-life of patients. The secondary infections that often accompany PUs also can be life threatening. Dabir Surfaces (Methode Electronics) was created with the sole purpose of developing technology and solutions to help prevent these devastating “Never Events.” From a device perspective, pressure was confirmed to be a factor, but more importantly, it was the duration of the pressure acting on the skin that needed to be addressed. Our compelling human factors success story has utilized input from several industries—resulting in ZERO reported PUs to date when Dabir’s innovative solution is adopted.
Designed by: Steve Elliott, Mike Vettraino of PTI Design
Cell-Cast is designed to utilize low-temperature thermoplastic and improves the overall healing experience for broken bones. Unlike traditional casts, it is lighter, easy-to-make, more breathable and waterproof, to treat patients comfortably. Current casts can smell, cause itching and rash and get wet. Cell-Cast's hollow and waterproof design leaves most of the skin exposed so patients can clean the injured area. Cell-Cast also is easily molded when heated and fits the patient better when being applied, then hardens to support broken bones. And instead of having to cut it was a noisy saw that can scare young patients, health workers simply can use a pair of pliers to remove Cell-Cast.
Designed by: Wan-Chi Chang of National Taiwan University of Science and Technology
The StraightShot® M5 Microdebrider is a state-of-the-art surgical hand piece used in rhinoplasty surgery. This procedure typically involves three instruments simultaneously inserted into a single nasal and sinus cavity that results in instrument and hand interferences throughout surgery. The M5 Microdebrider was designed to reduce the physical mass of the hand piece to an absolute minimum and to prompt the surgeon to use grip architectures that minimize the amount of physical space without compromising tool control.
Designed by: Jonathan Sundy and Bryce Rutter, IDSA of Metaphase Design Group, Inc. for Medtronic
Exactech’s new Truliant primary knee instrumentation is an intuitive, efficient and versatile system that helps surgeons make accurate and consistent bone cuts and adjustments to the joint during total knee replacement surgery. The thoughtful ergonomic design of the Truliant enhances Exactech brand awareness and allows for a reproducible intraoperative experience on which clinicians can depend.
Designed by: Exactech and ISD for Exactech
The InnoSpire Go is a virtually silent portable handheld nebulizer that simplifies the delivery of inhaled medication. Designed to meet patient needs for simplicity, convenience and portability, the InnoSpire Go’s sensitive design enables fast treatment for a range of patients, whether pediatric or adult. Controls are intuitive, and an improved mouthpiece shape is both comfortable and practical. The long battery life and compact size means the InnoSpire Go can achieve a four-minute treatment time, making it 25 percent faster than its predecessor and one of the fastest nebulizers on the market.
Designed by: Philips Design for Philips
The VECTRA WB360 is the world's first 3D whole-body imaging solution. Designed for medical use, this innovative system images nearly the entire skin surface in macro-quality resolution with a single capture. The integrated software allows clinicians to map, measure and track pigmented lesions and to record and monitor distributed skin diseases. The new VECTRA WB360—equipped with 92 carefully positioned cameras—produces a 3D image of the body, precisely replicating body shape and skin features. These images are an indispensable tool for dermatologists and plastic surgeons, allowing them to more confidently assess a patient’s condition.
Designed by: HS Design, Inc. for Canfield Scientific