In the News: From the Drawing Board to the OR, Part II

April 15, 2014

Apr 15, 2014

Read Part I of this case study to learn about Titan Medical and Ximedica’s partnership for developing the SPORT Surgical System.

Design Begins with the User in Mind
Of paramount importance in medical device design is the user’s point of view. “Medical product development always has to start with the human needs and work from there into the engineering,” says Petrie. “The human component runs through Ximedica’s DNA due to our design-school origins. Our philosophy dovetails perfectly with the ‘FDA Waterfall Design Process’ [a development requirement for any medical device submission] that begins with user needs.”

So who exactly is the “user” of a robotic surgery system and what are their needs?