the challenge

In the US, an orthopedic surgeon performs an average of 32 procedures a month. Many of these medical procedures are plate and screw placements that involve bone drilling and require a depth gauge to determine correct screw lengths. Inaccurate depth measurements can result in incorrect screw lengths and surgical complications. To prevent this, McGinley Orthopedics, which develops innovative engineering solutions for surgical procedures, sought Speck's medical device design expertise to develop the IntelliSense Drill with depth sensing capabilities.