The Endo360° Suturing Device is a surgical instrument that uses curved suturing needles for endoscopic, minimally-invasive procedures. Engineering tasks included:
- Work with manufacturer to identify and resolve troublesome tolerance areas.
- Evaluate candidate alloys for both distal tip and needle construction.
- Finite element analysis on drive pawl system to optimize tip geometry for device life.
- Participate in animal laboratory study, directly observing surgeon behavior during procedure.