Most medical equipment is used in repetitive fashion by medical professionals who take patient after patient through the same actions over and over again. This exposes medical staff to risk of injury, much like the risk of injury for assembly line workers. And, according to OSHA, work-related injuries end up costing U.S. companies $50 billion per year or more—that’s nearly $1 billion per week in direct workers’ compensation costs.
The medical equipment design process, like that of other market segments, often relies on trial and error and not on the effect the equipment will have on the user. The design can greatly affect the use of the medical instrument. But how can medical equipment companies anticipate how technicians will interact with their tools? Can the risk of injury be reduced through a thorough, detailed medical equipment design process that predicts real-world use in the field?
With SantosHuman, medical equipment designers no longer need to guess how technicians will interact with the equipment they design. They can see it with their own eyes. Santos virtual human-in-the-loop solutions can provide medical instrument designers with the ability to evaluate task-based human physical behavior, including strength, flexibility, stamina, and other factors, for a variety of users.
The predictive nature of our solutions provides the ability to perform medical technician-centric trade-off analysis. It also provides a degree of autonomy unavailable in any other digital human model. Our technologies identify ways in which human-centric issues can be mitigated in existing designs or in the earliest stages of new medical product design. This makes Santos technologies not only easier to use, but easier to use correctly.
With the flexibility and accuracy of Santos at your fingertips, medical equipment companies can save on design costs and prototyping. Plus, these efforts result in user-friendly tools that can reduce exposure to risk of injury for medical professionals.
Please contact us to learn more about Santos Human and the development of medical and surgical equipment.