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FALLOPIAN TUBE ISOLATOR. Alexander Padovano Alexander Xu Thomas Prose Group 18. OUTLINE. BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS TASK ORGANIZATION. BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS.

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Fallopian tube isolator

FALLOPIAN TUBE ISOLATOR

Alexander Padovano

Alexander Xu

Thomas Prose

Group 18


Outline
OUTLINE

  • BACKGROUND

  • PROBLEM

  • PROJECT SCOPE

  • DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • TASK ORGANIZATION

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Post partum minilaparotomy bilateral tubal ligation
POST-PARTUM MINILAPAROTOMY BILATERAL TUBAL LIGATION

WHY?

  • PROVIDES A PERMANENT STERILIZATION OPTION

    WHEN?

  • WITHIN 48 HOURS OF NORMAL VAGINAL BIRTH

    WHO?

  • GENERALLY WOMEN OVER 35

  • 325,000 PROCEDURES ANNUALLY

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


What s the problem
WHAT’S THE PROBLEM?

MORBIDLY OBESE PATIENTS

  • TARGET FARTHER AWAY

  • ORGANS COMPRESSED

  • MORE INVASIVE PROCEDURE REQUIRED

  • TIME INCREASED

2-3 cm

10-15 cm

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Project scope
PROJECT SCOPE

TASK

  • DESIGN INSTRUMENT TO ACT AS A RETRACTOR

    PURPOSE

  • ISOLATE AND SECURE THE FALLOPIAN TUBES

    INTENT

  • STREAMLINE THE SURGERY

    CLIENT: DR. VINCENT PADOVANO, M.D. OB/GYN

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Design specifications
DESIGN SPECIFICATIONS

DIMENSIONS

  • ~12” LONG

  • ~1” WIDE

  • THICK ENOUGH TO BE RIGID

    MATERIALS

  • PLASTIC

  • DISPOSABLE

  • INEXPENSIVE

    GENERAL REQUIREMENTS

  • ISOLATOR/RETRACTOR ON ONE SIDE

  • SPRING LOADED LOCKING MECHANISM

  • ROUNDED EDGES TO AVOID INTERNAL DAMAGE

  • AMBIDEXTROUS

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


What could this new instrument do
WHAT COULD THIS NEW INSTRUMENT DO?

BENEFITS

  • SHORTENED PROCEDURE

  • SAFER

  • SHORTER RECOVERY

  • LESS CHANCE OF INFECTION

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Project goals
PROJECT GOALS

  • DESIGN AND TEST VARIOUS PROTOTYPES

  • INVESTIGATE MATERIALS

  • PERFORM COST-BENEFIT ANALYSIS

  • INVESTIGATE PATENTS/BUSINESS ASPECT

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Patent literature search
PATENT/LITERATURE SEARCH

  • CooperSurgical TUBAL RETRACTOR

  • NO OTHER PATENTS FOUND

  • LITERATURE SEARCH

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Design considerations
DESIGN CONSIDERATIONS

  • ISOLATOR/RETRACTOR HEAD FUNCTION

  • LOCKING MECHANISM OPERATION

  • SHAFT DESIGN

  • ERGONOMICS/EASE OF USE

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Material considerations
MATERIAL CONSIDERATIONS

  • DIMENSIONS

  • TORQUE ANALYSIS

  • STERILIZATION PROCESS

  • COST EFFECTIVENESS

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Task organization
TASK ORGANIZATION

CLIENT CONTACT: ALEX PADOVANO

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS


Timeline
TIMELINE

BACKGROUND PROBLEM PROJECT SCOPE CONSIDERATIONS TASKS



References
REFERENCES

  • UNITED STATES PATENT AND TRADEMARK OFFICE http://www.uspto.gov/

  • POST-PARTUM TUBAL STERILIZATION http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1848524-overview#a15

  • DR. VINCENT PADOVANO, M.D. OB/GYN


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