2011 | Chirurgical Suction unit Combo


| service:                                     product design
| branch:                                      medicine
| producer :                                 in-house design PERFEKT Sobierajski, AGA Labor
| product categry:                      device
| product name:                          Combo
| product function:                     suction unit
| material:                                    Quadur, PUR, metal
| technology:                               QCI / Quadur Composite Injection / cast polyurethane
| production year:                      2011
| designer:                                   in hous design PERFEKT Sobierajski: Paulina Kordos, Dawid Żebrowski
| award:                                        Red Dot Design Award Winner 2011
                                                       German Design Award NOMINEE 2013

| product description:
destination Suction unit Combo is a device that suks off the water and physiological liquids from the operational field. Dedicated to sterile and ambulatory operational theaters. It is the quiest suction unit available in the market. Its casing has been adopted to an innovative multifunctional, ergonomic medical trolley – integrated workstation. The areas of useage are Liposuction, General Surgery, Neurosurgery. It is ideal for Operation theatre, Surgery and Emergency also is possible for Intensive Care and Dipensary. functionality / innovation On the top there is a space for diathermy or surgical laser with accessories. Such solution improves the work comfort af a person who operates both devices from one place. There is much more space around the operational table.

| case study:
Product was realised in the framework of the programme “ Ergonomy for medicine “ in 2010  and was the continuation of redesigning the suction units of AGA Labor producer. The aim was to design mobile, ergonomic workstation for integratation the most needed devices on operation theater.
The users needs was deeply recognised during interviews and medical milieu observations. The work has resulted in product which increases the user’s work efficiency and the level of safety. The housing is made of Quadur material with recyclate addings in the mobile platform for weighting up. Its physical features allow for shaping smooth surfaces without unwanted edges, easy to clean – hard to make dirty. Modern technology of polyester composite  QCI – Quadur Composite Injection was applied.

| details:1
| In build dock for suction pipeline with  optoelectronic turn on / off function  | Interface panel under proper, slanting position for good data read off | Big enough knob for setting the adjustment | Right sided silicone exchangeable lapel for proper conducting the cables running form the devices | Main hangle for steering and coiling the  cables of the unit | Back undercutting as plug’s protector against the pouring water | On the flat top – place for puting on needed devices | Back placed main turn on button as an awareness act of switching the device on  Big enough buttons, adjusted for making settings in hard accomodation  ( work in protective gloves)


| Legible, ergonomics graphic interface | Producer’s logo and product’s name are exposed | On – product instruction for drainage pipe docking  | Visible indicator for steering the knob | Rail for mounting hanger with long enough suction pipe drain and liquid  storing bottles | Cuvette for dirty accessories having contact with the floor like diathermy or laser footswich with its cables, capacity designed for the biggest one which can be found on the market | Stable driving base borrowed from Modular Trolley System filled with recycled material from the production process | Front wheels with blockade  | The main AC power and optional strip power for footswich fastened on the base of the unit

| materials and technologies:
The product is prepared in modern technology of polyester composite and recycled materials. Parts of the surgical aspiration Combo are made of chemical resistant material  like polyester , polyethylene, polyurethane, silicone, This allow to monufacture long existing products which are neutral for the environment and human being.

| tags:
| Human Factor | Ergonomy | Functionality | Design Thinking | Process Design | Engineering | Cognitive Psychology |  Working Process | Product Design | Medicine | Hygiene |