CSAFE Cesarean Surgical Instrument:

Results from research can have a direct impact on the entire development plan. Our process allowed us to understand what was expected for a disposable surgical device. Mainly, performance and safety but also weight material, and size became key issues.

Each project has a different equation, and may include various steps such as these to get to a solution:

• initial user and material research
• concept exploration and refinement
• interative rough test models
• ergonomic evaluation
• working prototypes
• focus group testing
• patent preparation
• final product engineering and specification
• workflow plans and instructions for use