Ergonomic Otoscope (patent pending)
Team: Rulifson, Faludi, Cimbalo

Iterative Prototyping

After the first attempts, we determined that the integral insufflation mechanism was desired more than an add-in to the current range of otoscopes. Focusing on that aspect of the instrument, we iterated the design through various external forms which incorporated different geometries of the insufflation mechanism. The optical and illumination structures also evolved as we became smarter about what we needed, and how it would be made.

Product Keywords: Otoscope, Tympanic Membrane Insufflation, Ear Infection Diagnosis, Pediatric Medical Device, One-Handed Otoscope