Hill-Rom, Allen Medical: Spine Table
  • Goddard entered into a partnership with Hill-Rom and Allen Medical to design and develop a next generation operating table specifically for spine procedures.

    The process began with our team working closely with Allen Medical's to evaluate the current approaches and procedures used by surgeons in the OR. We participated in ongoing patient cases to observe how the existing tables were being used, and interviewed surgeons and physicians' assistants to better understand the use case. Through this process, we uncovered a number of areas that would require a great deal of attention in order to improve patient safety and the usability of the OR system.

    The next phase of work was to administer a detailed design and engineering effort to act on the acquired user and product inputs. Our design team was tasked with creating a look and feel that would be at home in the most high-tech OR. Our engineers were challenged with creating a system that would be functional and extremely robust while being moved from room to room.

    The results are the next generation Allen Spine Base that is currently one of the bestselling and easiest to use spine tables available. This product provides revolutionary functionality and an inspiring, cutting edge look for the OR environment.