<br />
<b>Warning</b>:  Illegal string offset 'alt' in <b>/nfs/c04/h07/mnt/62524/domains/worrell.com/html/wp-content/themes/worrell_child_theme/inc/feature-image.php</b> on line <b>9</b><br />

Designing a next-generation system for perfusionists

Skills Used
Engineering, Industrial Design, Prototyping, Research & Strategy

Worrell China partnered with the client to design and develop an innovative family of next-generation cardio-pulmonary bypass (CPB) membrane oxygenators and reservoirs that improve quality, usability and performance levels in order to effectively compete in domestic and international markets.

Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.
Industrial design, research, engineering, prototyping and human factors for an oxygenator.

Our Approach

Worrell China’s research team conducted ethnographic research in the United States, Europe and Asia in order to observe the perfusion environment and device interactions during CPB surgery. Post-operative, in-depth interviews with the respondents were followed by Co-Creation sessions to gain deeper insights and understanding of the challenges and opportunities for improvement based on modern perfusion principles and preferences.

The Worrell China Design & Engineering team were then able to develop, prototype and test multiple membrane configuration concepts in a lab setting to validate a novel and patentable approach to membrane oxygenation. Multiple rounds of prototyping and performance testing yielded promising results.

Research and Industrial design of a cardio pulmonary bypass membrane oxygenator and reservoir
Research and Industrial design of a cardio pulmonary bypass membrane oxygenator and reservoir

Key Activities

Recruiting

Design Research & Strategy

Co-Creation & Visualization

Concept Testing

Industrial Design

Rapid Prototyping

Feasibility Engineering

Design Engineering

Transfer to Manufacturing

Results

Worrell China designed and built a manufacturing system to achieve highly efficient membrane-epoxy winding and sealing–a critical manufacturing step that enabled the client to manufacture an iconic new design more efficiently and at a higher level of quality.

The Design team leveraged the research insights to develop a highly functional, intuitive design, adding many innovative new features that were well received by leading perfusionists in the United States and in Europe.

Research and Industrial design of a cardio pulmonary bypass membrane oxygenator and reservoir
Research and Industrial design of a cardio pulmonary bypass membrane oxygenator and reservoir
Research and Industrial design of a cardio pulmonary bypass membrane oxygenator and reservoir

All Case Studies

Share this case study

Have an idea you’d like to chat with us about?

Contact Us

Interested in what we're up to?

Sign up for our newsletter!

Required*Please leave this field empty.