Medical & Scientific Products

3M ESPE Lava™ Chairside Oral Scanner C.O.S.

This digital dental impression system captures continuous 3D video images to create precise 3D dental models. Intended for use by dentists and hygienists, it eliminates the discomfort of traditional methods and improves communication between patients and dentists by allowing immediate chair-side review. To create a digital impression, the dentist positions the wand in the patient's mouth and glides the tip over the teeth to capture surface data. The 3D data is collected and reviewed in real-time on the display.

Credits: Betsy Goodrich, IDSA, Peter Swai, Rich Miller, Tom Kochem, Ben Powers and Whitney Peters of Manta Product Development; and Eric Paley, Edward Tekeian, Douglas Johnston, Meher Nerkizian, Alex Goodwin, Dmitry Dedkov, Ilya A. Kriveshko, Joseph Boerjes, Barbara Roman and Micah Rosenbloom of Brontes Technologies
Contact: Betsy Goodrich, IDSA:



The NetGuard system is a new type of ambulatory monitoring device that's designed to be cost effective and simple to operate. The system provides immediate recognition of life-threatening cardiac events using historical heart-rate trends to indicate deterioration. The NetGuard system consists of a disposable battery and electrode set connected to a reusable transmitter worn on the patient’s chest, a proprietary wireless infrastructure, and a server to manage and display alarm data on hospital computers. The transmitter continuously analyzes the patient’s ECG and heart rate and alerts clinicians when life-saving intervention is needed.

Credits: Nicholas Barker, IDSA, Adam Saper and Eric Kinast of Datascope Corp; Mark Rosen of Corex Design Group, Inc.; Mike Nelson, IDSA, Tom Kadavy, Jack Profit, Peter Krystad and Dave Herrin of Stratos Product Development, LLC; Jim Healy and Chris Healy of Lead-Lok Inc.; and Bob Morton of United Plastics Group Inc.
Contact: Nicholas Barker, IDSA;:;;


SonoSite S-Series

This product line is a suite of five specialized ultrasound tools customized to meet the specific needs of physicians at the point of care. With its highly simplified user interface, clinicians need only manipulate two knobs to get the image they need. Transducers, exam settings, software and algorithms are all customized to the specific clinical application. These tools are also the first ultrasound devices able to offer a zero footprint; they can be mounted on a pole, fixed on a wall or ceiling, or hand-carried to the patient, saving valuable floor space in crowded hospital and office environments.

Credits: Carbon Design Group, SonoSite, Fernd van Engelen, IDSA, Robert Hubler, IDSA, Tim Hulford, Dean Bidwell, IDSA, Kouyong Huang, IDSA, Dan Blasé, Mike Vilhauer of Carbon Design Group and Alex Diener, IDSA, Brad Sliger, IDSA and Tom Lorusso of SonoSite
Contact: Fernd van Engelen, IDSA:


CombiCarrier II

When attending to an accident victim with potential skeletal or spinal injuries, paramedics have traditionally had to choose between a specialized metal scoop stretcher and the plastic slab construction of a backboard. The CombiCarrier II is the first patient-handling device that combines the functionality of a backboard and scoop stretcher without sacrificing performance. Thin, light and versatile, it scissors together under a patient to eliminate potential injuries caused by lifting or log rolling a person onto a backboard. But it can also be used like a rugged backboard as a wedge for extrication purposes.

Credits: Matt Duncan, IDSA of Morphix Design and Gary Williams of Hartwell Medical
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Hospira HiCap

HiCap is a high-capacity infusion workstation for drug delivery and medication management in a critical-care setting. Nurses, pharmacists and physicians use HiCap to organize, stabilize and transport up to four high capacity infusion pumps, monitors, feeding, hydration, and medication lines needed to provide critical care.

Credits: Clif Cannon, Matt Jones, Ezra Perkins and Goo Sung of Modo Inc.
Client: Hospira
Contact: Bob Marchant:


Smith & Nephew Orthopedic Instrumentation

The Smith & Nephew Orthopedic instruments are specialized tools nurses and surgeons use to perform knee and hip replacement surgery. The tools are used to make complex and precise cuts in the bone, take measurements and implant artificial knees and hips.

Credits: Matthew Marzynski, IDSA, Scott Woodruff, IDSA, Anthony Pannozzo, IDSA, Rose Heath and Dave Chesley of Herbst LaZar Bell
Clients: Smith & Nephew
Contact: Forrest Folsom:


Medela Freestyle Breastpump

This breast pump was developed over the course of five years during which the team spent more than 100 hours observing mothers pumping at home and at work.. The resulting deisgn is responsive to the needs and lifestyles of moms, offering double pumping capabilities in a portable, compact package.

Contact: Jill Solberg, IDSA: Credit: Jill Solberg, IDSA and Tim Killinger, IDSA of Medela, Inc. Client:

Logiq & Vivid E9 Mobile Ultrasound Systems

Used for cardiology and radiology respectively, the Logiq and Vivid E9 ultrasound systems were designed according to ergonomics, environmental impact and efficiency. Housing a technology that fuses ultrasound images with those of other diagnostic tools (i.e., CT, MRI), the design reduces repetitive-motion injury, speeds service, improves interaction quality and aids transport in tight corridors.

Contact: Robert Meurer, IDSA: Credit: Robert Meurer, IDSA of GE Healthcare, Lionel Wodecki of GE Healthcare (France) and Kiyoshi Matsamura of GE Healthcare (Japan) Client:

Kitten Scanner

The Kitten Scanner helps lessen children’s anxiety about a CT exam. By placing the Kitten Scanner in the waiting room, children are invited to play and interact with the device in a non-threatening environment. Interactive role play and storytelling explain the different steps of the procedure and, through the act of playing, children become familiar with the procedure and learn what to expect.

Contact: Annemieke Strous: Credit: Healthcare Design Team of Philips Design (Netherlands/USA) Client:

Kena™ Digital Microscope

Kena™ is a digital microscope intended for secondary education. It was designed to be scientific, but also fun, allowing kids to explore everyday objects and the world around them.

Contact: Jonathon Kemnitzer, IDSA: Credit: Jonathon Kemnitzer, IDSA, Brad Satterwhite, IDSA and Jon Taylor, IDSA of KEM STUDIO Client: Steve Dunn, Kay Cho and Kathe Rusnak of Ken-A-Vision