Robotic Interactive Orthopedic System
ConMed and Farm collaborated to create the Hall Powered Instruments System, a new generation of UL approved, autoclavable lithium battery-powered handpieces used by surgeons during large and small bone orthopaedic, trauma, sports medicine, spine, and cardio-thoracic procedures.
ConMed’s goal was to create an ergonomic handpiece designed to maximize surgeon comfort and control. At the same time, ConMed wanted a design aesthetic that would express the legacy attributes of their existing powered instrument portfolio and guide the development of future products.
Farm’s user-focused design effort was guided by voice-of-the-customer (VOC) research gathered by ConMed over the course of a year. Several concepts were tested with multiple surgeons, in multiple specialties, with multiple glove sizes to find the optimized shape for the handpieces. Data was distilled into a user ”wish list” that gave Farm’s design and usability team specific interaction touch points that were incorporated into the final design. At the same time, the aesthetic considerations and use of materials were driven by the client’s interest in having the tools express ConMed’s brand attributes of premium quality, precision, and durability.
ConMed’s new Hall 50™ System combines dramatic improvements in ergonomics with precise performance, a standardized modular architecture, reliable, state-of-the-art battery power and convenient sterilization - all in a solution that delivers unmatched value for hospitals, surgeons and operating room staff.