Precision Ergonomics

Ethicon Veress Needle

Ethicon approached HSD to help design and engineer the Veress needle.  The disposable needle device is used for inflation of the abdominal cavity prior to laparoscopic surgery. The Veress aides surgeons in conducting delicate work with ease during procedures. Multiple models were designed, and user testing of the unique grip configuration was conducted throughout the device’s development. HSD worked to make the needle’s grip more ergonomic and comfortable in surgeon’s hands, while still allowing for precise movement.