/ INTERVENTIONAL SPINE CURETTE
Industrial Design / Human Factors / Branding
Stryker Interventional Spine approached us to help them develop a Curette for minimally invasive Vertebral Augmentation. This tool is used to displace cancellous bone in the vertebrae, prior to filling the vertebrae with cement. Our approach to this problem started with ergonomics of the handle and depth adjuster. Many physical solutions were generated and tested with users to gain feedback on size, shape and location of the depth adjuster. The preferred design consisted of an offset T-handle with a thumb wheel depth adjuster. We worked closely with Stryker’s project team to ensure the solution was mechanically feasible, cost effective, and world class. Design details, surfacing, and color finish and material were all aspects of the product that contributed to building a common look and feel for the Stryker IVS product line.