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Livengood Engineering Uses PTC CoCreate to Design Mobile Medical Device Platform

By DE Editors

Livengood Engineering is using PTC CoCreate to design the Livengood Platform for the healthcare industry. The mobile medical device platform consolidates multiple medical devices used for inpatient care.

Livengood Engineering is an entrepreneurial company that recognized the need for a consolidated medical device platform that 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 the often unpredictable and frequent design modifications faced during the design and build of a new product.  CoCreate enabled Livengood to transition directly from working with 2-x-4 wooden mock-ups of the product to 3D computer models on the same day it installed the software.

“If we couldn’t make last minute changes, we couldn’t exist,” said Joe Livengood, M.D., chief executive officer, Livengood Engineering. “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. Our ability to quickly modify detailed portions of the design using CoCreate is essential to meeting our customers’ needs.”

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Sources: Press materials received from the company and additional information gleaned from the company’s website.

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