/ SYSTEM 7
research / human factors / industrial design
Over the last 30 years, we have played an important role in the development of heavy duty surgical power tools. System 7 is one of Stryker’s most recent additions. The detailed ergonomic considerations included a contoured handle design, easily accessible actuation elements (safety switches, blade and drill attachments and battery release), unobstructed views of the surgical site, and balanced weight distribution. Research was conducted with a number of surgeons, surfacing their desire for precise, efficient, and reliable power tools that provide an aesthetic with the same attributes. The satin aluminum and black battery color scheme, the absence of decorative elements, and the appearance, feel, and weight of the machined aluminum handle all evoke efficiency, reliability, and precision.