Livengood Engineering is using CoCreate software to design the Livengood Platform, a mobile medical device platform that consolidates the multiple medical devices used for inpatient care. Livengood Engineering is an entrepreneurial company that recognized the need for a consolidated medical device platform which could also function as an ambulatory-assist device to improve patient independence and mobility. The Livengood Platform was designed so that any device attached to a patient has a position on the platform, eliminating the need to attach devices to the bed, wall, and IV pole.
Livengood selected CoCreate because it enabled the company to tackle frequent design modifications faced during the design and build of a completely new product. CoCreate’s out of the box installation enabled Livengood to transition directly from working with 2×4 wooden mock-ups of the product to 3D computer models on the same day it installed the software. Additionally, CoCreate allows every team member to make immediate changes to the Livengood Platform design, allowing for contract designers to add their expertise without being delayed by working through the design history.
“If we couldn’t make last minute changes, we couldn’t exist. Our new product is first to market, but that market is comprised of many different hospitals and facilities, each having a specific set of requirements,” said Joe Livengood, M.D., chief executive officer, Livengood Engineering. “Our ability to quickly modify detailed portions of the design using CoCreate is essential to meeting our customers’ needs.”