Treo by GE Healthcare is an advanced concept for the future of mobile, medical imaging. Utilizing an innovative, hinged design—Treo can be wrapped around a patient’s extremities for a 3D scan or used in its flat state for 2D scans of larger anatomy. A soft imaging detector pad and an app provide image review. Able to go anywhere the patient is—Treo inspires to shrink, brick and mortar, medical imaging equipment to a mobile form factor—benefiting the patient and professional.
Designed by: GE Healthcare
Contact: Philip Stankard
Approximately two million babies die during or shortly after birth. The World Bank estimates that as much as 40 to 70 percent of advanced medical equipment donated to underdeveloped areas ends up not being used, mainly because such devices are developed for high resource areas. Moyo Fetal Heart Rate Monitor is an easy to use device that quickly and reliably detects and displays the heart rate of unborn babies. The monitor is adaptable and can be used either intermittently or continuously by any trained care provider regardless of skill level.
Designed by: Cenk Aytekin of Laerdal Medical for Laerdal Global Health
Contact: Cenk Aytekin
Ultrasound is a powerful tool used in many more ways than just looking at babies. The SonoSite SII is a point-of-care ultrasound system developed for use in an acute care environment in which there are severe patient symptoms that require short-term solutions. Using an all-digital architecture and new transducer technology, SonoSite SII reduces the time it takes medical professionals to make an accurate diagnosis or perform an emergency procedure.
Designed by: Ben Dekock, IDSA, David Wykes, Craig Chamberlain and Evan McCormack of SonoSite Internal Experience Design Team for FUJIFILM SonoSite
Contact: Ben Dekock, IDSA
Glaucoma is a progressive disease causing blindness if untreated. Early detection is vital by measuring the patient’s intra ocular pressure, which is the fluid pressure in the eye. The icare ic100 Tonometer designed by Veryday provides quick, safe, non-invasive and painless IOP scanning, meeting the demanding requirements of specialized eye doctors, general practitioners, opticians and vets.
Designed by: Marcus Heneen, Madelene Lindström, Fernanda Barbato, Hans Himbert, Fredric Ghatan, Erik Wallin and Teresa Hallenberg of Veryday for Icare
Contact: Johanna Dunerfeldt
The Brivo386 is a floor-mounted X-ray system targeted to the primary healthcare market. This market is often faced with technicians who lack experience and training, obsolete equipment and facilities, and stretched finances. GE is dedicated to mitigating this situation in an affordable and elegant way with the GE standard image quality system. Driven by the user experience and functionality, the Brivo386 console is ergonomically integrated with all sub-systems for seamless operation that enables technicians to remain focused. The table facilitates easy elevating, and the cable management design hides 90 percent of the cables between the moving parts. The Brivo386 reduces the stress level of patients with a compact, round design that creates an immersive and approachable environment that helps them have a safe and relaxing experience.
Designed by: GE Healthcare Global Design Team Chengdu China
The QS-M2 is a needle-free injector specifically designed for injecting insulin into diabetic patients. It uses high pressure to propel the drug through a very tiny nozzle. The drug penetrates directly the skin at a high speed, minimizing pain and improving the bioavailability of the insulin.
Designed by: Suning Chen
Carotid artery disease affects millions of people. Plaque buildup reduces blood flow to the brain and can cause a stroke. The standard, risky procedure is to introduce a stent via the femoral artery in the groin or open artery surgery. Now, the Enroute Transcarotid Neuroprotection System offers a better alternative. A small incision is made in the neck for introduction of a catheter, then the carotid artery is tied below the incision to reverse blood flow. Stents and artery clearing can then be done. Because the blood is flowing in reverse there is no risk of plaque breaking free and going to the brain. Instead, the blood and plaque flow out of the body through the Enroute system, and back into the femoral artery. Enroute captures the plaque in its filter so only clean blood goes back into the body. Enroute also provides protection for the patient’s brain during the entire procedure.
Designed by: Dan Harden, IDSA, Cole Derby, Wayman Lee and Chris Whittall, IDSA of Whipsaw, Inc. for Silk Road Medical
The Defibtech Lifeline ARM Automated Chest Compression Device is a mechanical solution, used as an adjunct, to manually perform cardio pulmonary resuscitation (CPR) when effective compressions are not possible. Automated and portable, the battery- or AC-powered solution provides chest compressions on adult patients who are in sudden cardiac arrest. A compression module, which mounts into a frame paired with a backboard, contains the user interface. The device can be used by medical professionals certified in CPR—such as first responders, paramedics, EMTs, and hospital personnel. When CPR is done manually, fatigue can occur in as little as one to two minutes, jeopardizing effectiveness. The Lifeline ARM ensures that CPR can be performed in compliance with American Heart Association guidelines for compression depth and rate.
Designed by: Defibtech, LLC
ECHELON FLEX™ Powered Vascular Stapler with Advanced Placement Tip is a stapling device for use in thoracic and solid organ procedures. It allows surgeons to simultaneously cut and staple vessels using a thin, nimble and incredibly precise device so they can navigate in very tight spaces. The innovative design allows precise placement on fragile pulmonary vessels. A 26 percent narrower, curved, blunt tip anvil provides superior maneuverability around vascular structures while a 26 percent thinner shaft offers the greatest angle of reach in the tight space between the ribs. The design allows 50° articulation in each direction—11 percent greater than other devices—for additional flexibility in surgery. Virtually effortless firing reduces tip movement by 83 percent for stability that is particularly critical in thoracic and solid organ procedures.
Designed by: Johnson & Johnson IDHF team and Johnson & Johnson Global Surgery Group Research and Development team for Ethicon
The Carestation 650/620 are the new generation anesthesia machines from GE Healthcare. The design creates a very compact size machine with full functions. The slim design saves space in the operating room, making the surgeon more relaxed and comfortable during surgical procedures. The form and detail optimize the user’s ability and experience.
Designed by: Wei Zhang, Jun Hou, Ryan Rindy and Duncan Trevor-Wilson of GE Healthcare