DEVELOPING THE 

NEXT GENERATION

MEDICAL EXAM TABLE

Capability: Market InsightMarket Innovation

Axiom Tools:

Business Objective

  • Define the features, benefits and attributes of the next generator medical exam table

Strategy

  • Visit key physicians – specifically large and small V.A. geriatrics and bariatric clinics – to identify the full spectrum of needs and required attributes
  • Map the process from egress to all procedural needs with video, photos and sketches
  • Develop specific dimensions, locational perspectives, styling, comfort and cleanliness needs
  • Identified all dimensions, mounting and tray needs, desired mechanical systems, upholstery, access areas and designed the initial handle system based on ergonomics, side access and wheelchair transfer

Results

  • Medical Product of the Year adopted by most V.A. hospitals

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