During lobectomies, there is a need for the doctor to have better control of the linear stapler in order to improve the accuracy of the procedure.
There is a need to create a more ergonomically shaped handle for laparoscopic graspers in order to increase user comfort.
During long surgeries, there is a need to improve the surgeons’ alertness in order to reduce human error during operation.
During colonoscopies, there is a need to increase the maneuverability and range of motion of the polyp removal tools in order to be able to treat all polyps within the colon.
There is a need to reduce the effects of airborne carcinogens from the electrocautrery in order to reduce the unpleasant smell and lung cancer risk.
During laparoscopic procedures, there is a need to improve the design of the harmonic scapel so that the handle is more comfortable and the controls more accessible.
There is a need to reduce the amount of force required to operate surgical staplers in order to increase the accuracy of staple placement.
During endoscopic procedures, there is a need to provide surgeons with more control of the endoscope’s tip throughout a greater range of motion in order to make the procedure more comfortable to perform.
There is a need for laparoscopic instruments that do not require the surgeons to elevate their arms and hold them in awkward positions in order to reduce upper-body fatigue.