Addressing user challenges in laparoscopic surgery
Our client, an NHS consultant surgeon, challenged Team Consulting to find a low-cost method for improving visibility during laparoscopic surgery.
Our team of industrial design and surgical device engineers worked closely with the surgeon to develop a solution to the challenge of laparoscopic visibility. The team conducted contextual research to identify surgeons’ requirements and undertook competitor landscaping to find opportunities for product differentiation. Several concepts were then generated, which were iteratively evaluated with users to ensure clinical feasibility.
We created a low-cost, consumable device concept which enables simple and effective cleaning of the laparoscope, ready for patent file by the client.