Medtronic FrostByte Surgical Ablation Device

Two-in-One Convertible Device

Farm worked with CryoCath Technologies, later acquired by Medtronic, on the industrial design and human factors for the FrostByte/SurgiFrost system, the first two-in-one convertible device that incorporates a clamp and a surgical probe used by interventional cardiologist to ablate cardiac arrhythmias using cryogenic technology. The probe locks inside the upper jaw of the clamp, providing simplicity and ease of use for the surgeon. A narrow overall configuration was incorporated to ensure that it stays clear of the surgeon’s line of vision. An integrated latch was designed to allow the clamp to remain locked, which in turn reduces hand fatigue and guarantees a specific and consistent amount of force to the cardiac tissue.

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