Shanghai, China – 10 May 2021 - The Percutaneous Puncture Robot designed by the Industrial Design Centre of MicroPort (Shanghai) has beaten nearly 10,000 other entries to be awarded the 2021 German iF Product Design Award. Launched in 1953, the iF Design Award is the longest-standing industrial design institution in Germany. The winners receive the prestigious accolade of the iF logo.
The award-winning MicroPort® Percutaneous Puncture Robot was a collaborative effort by three teams working on industrial design, interactive design, and 3D animation design. The robot’s unibody design improves sealing performance, reduces liquid damage during product sterilization and cleaning, and improves service life, whilst the reduced grooves and gaps make it easy to sterilize and clean. The improved needle holder morphology enables simple installation and precise positioning by factoring in the need for double-sided use. The enhanced user interface design improves user experience by optimizing the logic flow and simplifying operations, thus reducing the learning curve of doctors.
As a leader in high-end innovative medical solutions, MicroPort® places emphasis on the human dimension while integrating the pursuit of perfection and innovation into the corporate DNA. Focusing on the development and design of individual products, as well as being mindful of industry trends and potential user needs is at the heart of what we do. MicroPort® continues to embrace the five-prong product philosophy of “science and technology as the foundation, craftsmanship as an attitude, artistic taste as a vision, freedom of thought at the core, and a humanistic approach as the starting point and the destination.”