define & DISCOVER
Although medical errors can occur in any aspect of medicine, the surgical environment presents additional, special challenges to safeguarding patient safety. Patient safety in surgery demands the full attention of skilled individuals using well-functioning equipment under adequate supervision. Stress and Fatigue/ Medication Errors/ Retained Foreign Objects/ Teaching. The research process included In-Use analysis, interviews, hours of observation in operation halls and product portfolio analysis.
4 new product concepts and a global design- language guide, collected in two-volume printed documentation.
Designing a tool to make surgery smarter and safer started by generating new concepts based on functional behaviors, usability, and collected data from research potentials. Both new Hardware and Software design increases efficiency and eliminates human-based errors, selected in the project’s scope.