Ergonomics and flexibility had to be designed into a critical surgical tool.

PDT sought to help Covidien implement a flexible and ergonomically sound tool for surgical use.

Covidien Surgical Tool

Hands holding scissors

Special attention was given to the way surgeons hold and use this type of tool.

Special Attention

Exploring ergonomic grips of similar consumer devices

Our design team explored consumer devices whose grips paralleled the grip needed for the cutting tool and gained an understanding of what elements worked well and which didn't for this use.


Sketches of Covidien Surgical Tool

PDT's design team created many options for Covidien to consider in their development process.

Many Options

About Product Development Technologies (PDT)

Product Development Technologies (PDT) is a global, full-service product design and development firm with 120 employees worldwide. Team members have expertise in a wide range of product development disciplines, including strategy, scouting, design research, industrial design, user experience development, mechanical and electrical engineering, software development, and sourcing. PDT’s award winning product designs have been recognized with more than 70 awards from authorities such as BusinessWeek, Fast Company, the Industrial Designers Society of America and The Consumer Electronics Association.

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