Designing a surgery
In cooperation with Bosch Healthcare Solutions I designed an innovative surgical instrument and the acompanied surgical process. The project focused on user centered design, involved a detailed on-site research to grasp needed information on usage and requirements, creating and evaluating ergonomically studies, developing feasible mechanical solutions as well as incorporating current design guidelines. Because of the new technology being used not only the instrument itself but the whole process was rethought from start to finish. The result was achieved in close cooperation with medical professionals as well as corporate designers and engineers of Bosch. Because of pending patents, the final result can't be shown until 2019.
„How does a surgeons' dream instrument look like?“
IntuitiveThe most prominent requirement has been the intuitive handling of the instrument allowing for a theoreticaly blind usage.
PreciseA surgical instrument needs to live up to the surgeons abilities and provide the highest level of precise handling.
ErgonomicUsing and setting up the instrument needs to be simple and comfortable to allow for a flawless process.
„How can design help optimising the
process of a surgery?“
PreperationBefore the actual operation the operting room needs to be set up and instruments have to be moved to the sterile area.
Team workThe positive outcome of a surgery is much influences by the quality of teamwork. Supporting communication and easy interaction between the participants is crucial in the process.
PackagingSpace inside an OR is very limited, handling packagings can be a full time job involving both getting rid and also taking note of used equipment.
PocessDuring a complex surgery a lot of equipment is in use and steps need to be taken in a very strict manner. Creating and intuitive workflow and obvious choices helps simplifying the process.
HygieneBoth objects and participants need to be sterile during the surgery which adds an extra level of complexity.
Follow upThe surgery itself won't end with the patient leaving the operating room. Taking care of used equipment as well as the aftercare of the patient involves a lot of action.
To be released 2019