Transformer Powered Surgical Stapler by Intocare Medical Technology

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DESIGN DETAILS
DESIGN NAME:
Transformer

PRIMARY FUNCTION:
Powered Surgical Stapler

INSPIRATION:
In terms of styling, our inspiration came from the human hand: although we initially experimented some more geometrical shapes, we finally opted for a more organic one. Ripples and waves along the surface are intentionally designed and carefully positioned to offer a better grip and mobility to the doctor, combining hard and soft-touch surface finishes.

UNIQUE PROPERTIES / PROJECT DESCRIPTION:
The system includes an universal handle and 5 different stapler working head (Circular Stapler, Linear Stapler, Linear Cutter, Endoscopic linear cutter and straight linear cutters). The universal handle can be steam sterilized and used in up to 100 surgeries. The whole system designed to fulfill the following ideas: 1. Reduce the firing force significantly:2. Standardize the clinical outcomes: 3. Intuitive design allow users a quick plug in method,4. Design of earthward to save materials

OPERATION / FLOW / INTERACTION:
Doctors (and surgeons in particular) have very strong habits: our design goal was to IMPLEMENT their ability without revolutionizing their actions. I2C powered surgical staples combine a lithium battery-powered motor inbuilt in the handle and a easy lock-unlock 5-heads system. Each head/tool is dedicated to a specific surgery and allows doctors a very lean learning experience compared to the manual surgical staples they previously experienced.

PROJECT DURATION AND LOCATION:
The “Powered surgical staplers” project started as a pure concept early in 2015, in Suzhou and Wuxi, China. Within 2 and a half years, I2C and BUTTIstile worked together to refine the concept and went through many styling options, prototypes and pre-production models, progressively including all modifications required to achieve Chinese national CFDA and EU CE + Ce certifications.

FITS BEST INTO CATEGORY:
Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design

PRODUCTION / REALIZATION TECHNOLOGY:
At the same time, our highly innovative product required a fresh and recognizable look, starting from the universal concept of FORM FOLLOWS FUNCTION. Step 1 was to define a spectrum of functions (different surgeries require different hand gestures) and cross-reference them with different hand-sizes. A very hard task that we accomplished by using 30+ 1:1 clay models. Once the overall dimensional package had been defined (both for mechanical and electronic internal layouts and for ergonomics), we could then proceed with the actual styling phase, following these steps: hundreds of sketches, selection, rough 3d models, selection, 3d printed models (50+), final styling 3d, photorealistic renderings – and of course further refinement as we got closer to manufacturing.

SPECIFICATIONS / TECHNICAL PROPERTIES:
Resuable and single use universal handle 160mm*91mm*38mm stapler working head size are different from each type.

TAGS:
Powered surgical staplers, innovative medical device, empowered surgery, surgeons’ better life, power your surgery, I2C, BUTTIstile, design, Nic Butti, Italian design

RESEARCH ABSTRACT:
The research for the project focuses on the anastomosis performance of powered stapler and the usability of of the surgical stapler when they combined together. The design verification and validation activities make sure the product meet the requirement of the marketing requirement(Sterilization,leak test,stapler height and tissue compression and so on)

CHALLENGE:
For the specific nature of human hands, especially considering users with different genders, ethnicity and consequently their biometrics, our greatest challenge was to achieve a one-solution-fits-all product design. On top of this, we also had to consider (study + analyze + consider) different surgical procedures, requiring the doctor’s wrist and hand to operate in totally different angles/directions. Cooperating with experienced surgeons allowed our team to learn from their feedback and proceed long an incremental design path. Another critical factor was the technical development of structures and features required to pass all certifications.

ADDED DATE:
2017-08-17 06:58:11

TEAM MEMBERS (9) :
Eva Zhang,Alvin Du and Perry Liu teamed up with experienced and trend-setting Italian studio BUTTIstile industrial design., These are the key members that took part in the project:, Nicola (NIC) Butti,, Eugenio Altieri,, Jimmy Huang,, Martin Mao,, Monkey Zhou,, Giulio Yu, and Ivo Chen

IMAGE CREDITS:
Intocare Medical Technology, 2017.

PATENTS/COPYRIGHTS:
Copyrights belong to intocare medical technologu, 2017

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CLIENT/STUDIO/BRAND DETAILS
NAME:
Intocare Medical Technology

PROFILE:
IntoCare medical technology is a Chinese high-tech corporation focusing on surgical instruments founded in 2015.The core team has R&D and marketing experience of more than 30 years from multi-nationally medical device companies. Intocare is located in Nanopolis of Suzhou Singapore Industrial park. they are unswerving and faithful to become the most vigorous and innovative enterprise in surgical field. Excellent product comes from the profound insight into user needs and constant innovation. “Insight and Innovation to Caring”: This is how the company was named. They commit themselves to making good products to help surgeons better caring the patients all over the world.

NOMINATION DETAILS

Transformer Powered Surgical Stapler by Intocare Medical Technology is a Nominee in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category.

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AWARD DETAILS

Transformer Powered Surgical Stapler by Intocare Medical Technology is Winner in Scientific Instruments, Medical Devices and Research Equipment Design Category, 2017 - 2018.



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