CSAFE Cesarean Surgical Instrument:

Good design includes appropriate research. Quality research is often an iterative process that is both user-centered and designer driven.

To achieve our goals for this cesarean safety instrument, we began to investigate the environment of use, conducted an audit of the various methods each surgeon performed and surveyed existing products on the OB/GYN surgical tray.

We observed and interviewed surgeons and technicians, and started an immediate dialogue with manufacturing to establish resin selection, sterilization method and packaging issues.