This is a radical, first-of-its-kind multifunctional surgical device that allows surgeons to dissect, grasp, coagulate and cut tissue. It is powered ultrasonically through the Harmonic® Blue Hand Piece (transducer), which turns electrical energy into mechanical motion. The device uses ultrasonic technology that eliminates any electricity passing to or through the patient and it has revolutionized delicate surgeries that require precision instrumentation, such as head and neck surgeries and breast tissue dissection.
The following video was taken of the final 2010 session in a series of regional reviews sponsored by the IDSA Medical Section and hosted by regional IDSA Chapters and firms. The review introduced the newly published medical device design standard for Human Factors by AAMI. The review is presented by Steve Wilcox and Michael Wiklund, both contributing authors and members of the AAMI Human Factors committee that developed the standard. The presentation reviews the standard's background, related standards, intended purpose and contents. Finally, the floor was opened to Q and A.
As the aging population increases and abilities of consumers become more diverse, product designers need to rethink the physicality of all consumers. This primer on inclusive design will help you make that shift. Run time: 56 minutes.
A principal and the founder of Design Science, a 20+ person Philadelphia-based firm that specializes in consulting services to optimize the human interface of products for clients, such as ETHICON ENDO-SURGERY, Baxter, J&J, Bayer, Symbol Technologies, Kohler and Maytag. Much of Design Science’s work is concerned with helping to make products fit a more inclusive range of users. Wilcox is the chair of the Human Factors Professional Interest Section of IDSA and a former IDSA VP.