In the US, an orthopedic surgeon performs an average of 32 procedures a month, according to Becker's ASC Review. Many of these medical procedures are plate and screw placements that entail bone drilling, and require the use of a depth gauge to determine correct screw lengths. Inaccurate depth measurements can result in incorrect screw lengths and ultimately lead to surgical complications. To prevent this, McGinley Orthopaedic Innovations, LLC, now operating as McGinley Orthopedics, which develops innovative engineering solutions for surgical procedures, sought Speck Design’s medical device design expertise to develop the IntelliSense Drill with depth sensing capabilities.
Rainin manufactures the world’s most advanced electronic and manual medical pipettes. Their focus on making medical pipettes with brand distinction, high-performance quality, and user comfort has made their products ubiquitous in labs and health facilities around the globe.
Cisco’s Telepresence System Business Unit (TSBU) asked our design firm to develop their first entry into the telepresence market, with the goal of becoming the category leader. Cisco sought to create a life-like, reliable, and visually consistent communication experience incorporating state of the art technologies in HD display, spatial audio, imaging, and lighting -- all accessible through an intuitive user interface.
Renowned automotive manufacturer Mercedes-Benz came to our engineering design firm seeking to revisit the in-car entertainment experience. The automaker had developed a module to bridge the gap between vehicle and media, but needed an expert perspective on interaction, exterior module design and the overall user experience. Our product development company, Speck Design and Mercedes-Benz were facing conflicting product lifecycles around consumer electronics and accessories have a short lifecycle, while automotive in general must be slower to change.
AAA came to Speck Design wishing to enhance the business productivity of their Club-owned and AAA-approved repair shops. They knew that experience aspects such as customer experience, customer relationship management, online bookings, and inspection tracking were ripe for improvement, but weren’t certain how to best capture their employees’ and customers’ needs and desires.