maximum mobility
and ease of use for
operating rooms worldwide.

summary of the DOGE OPERATION CHAIR

Doge Medical wanted a new generation of operating chairs in the medium care segment. The task for Scope was to realize an operating chair with which the medical staff can easily work, can be kept clean and is attractive in terms of cost. To gain insight into the daily care processes and use of operating chairs, Scope Design went on an internship. The design became a lightweight chair with an elegant design. A composite was used instead of metal for the construction. In addition to less weight and a lower cost , this material has the advantage that it is easier to clean. The design won the Red Dot award 2009 and Good Industrial Design 2009.

design letter

Doge Medical wanted a new generation of operating chairs in the medium care segment . These chairs are used, for example, in operating theaters in dermatology, orthopedics and vascular surgery . In addition, the seats are used for ENT treatments and in outpatient clinics. The task for Scope Design was to realize an operating chair with which the medical staff can easily work, can be kept clean easily and is attractive in terms of cost.

The approach of the project

To gain insight into the daily care processes and use of operating chairs, Scope Design went on an internship. We spent some time in operating rooms. We discovered that the transport from nursing room to the treatment or operating room can be stressful for both the patient and the staff. Mobile operating chairs make it possible to move the patient and chair at the same time.

In addition, we have carefully mapped the market and conducted a competitive analysis. The order from Doge Medical and the results of our research yielded a number of principles for the design: maximum mobility, so minimum weight and easy to operate, use and maintain. In addition to construction and design, Scope Design also designed applied technology, electronics and software.

THE DESIGN RESULT

After the designs had been extensively tested , Scope Design presented a lightweight chair with an elegant design. A composite was used instead of metal for the construction. In addition to less weight and a lower cost, this material has the advantage that it is easier to clean. We have eliminated technical details as much as possible, which gives the operating chair a calm appearance. In a hectic environment of a hospital, that is not a superfluous luxury. The result is a design that successfully passed the medical examinations and meets all technical requirements. The design won the Red Dot award 2009 and Good Industrial Design 2009. NRC Handelsblad placed it at number nineteen of the innovation top 100 in 2013.