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Designing the Perfect Surgical Instrument

Speaker:

Bryce Rutter (Founder and CEO, Metaphase Design Group, Inc.)

Location: 210A

Date: Wednesday, February 7

Time: 10:15am - 11:00am

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Conference Track: MD&M: New Technologies & Next-Gen Design

Vault Recording: TBD

An instrument's design directly impacts a surgeon's dexterity, control and precision. Dr. Rutter, a worldwide expert in ergonomic instrument design, identifies the key factors that need to be taken into account to design the perfect instrument. He discusses how and instruments size, form, weight, balance, materials, and textures impact human performance and how this shapes and informs his User Centered Design Strategy, a strategy referred to as "...a gold standard plan" by the Wall Street Journal.

Topics discussed include:
  • Analyzing the surgeon’s needs for dexterity, control and precision
  • How size, form, weight, balance, materials, and textures impact human performance and ergonomic design
  • Employing a user-centered design strategy to improve device design