Improved shaft release button on a patented linear stapling medical device.
I worked on the shaft release button on this device while interning at Ethicon in 2014. The device was never released, but it was patented. A link to the patent is at the bottom of this page.
The device was far along when some user testing found that users were having a difficult time removing the shafts. Under the direction of another designer, I explored different button shapes that worked with the existing latch mechanism to make shaft removal easier.
Link to the patent for this device:
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