This rendering shows the Alpha Prototype we designed and built for Marion Surgical. It's a Virtual Reality Surgery Simulator.
We specifically designed this cart to be cost effective for low volume production, using mostly sheet metal fabrication and machined metal and plastic accents.
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Following a list of Design Requirements we integrated Marion's core technology into this cart. This specific platform is used to teach surgery to Urologists through Virtual Reality.
The Haptic Feedback Robots are mounted on a motorized lifting mast. The user can adjust the robots vertically to suit different ergonomics.
This rendering shows the scale of the cart with a 90th percentile male standing behind wearing Oculus Rift VR Goggles.
The Oculus Sensors are mounted on arms that rotate over the top of the cart when not in use.
We Designed, Engineered, Procured, Assembled and Delivered this Alpha Prototype from our Toronto office. It came together smoothly with minimal proposed changes for upcoming Beta Build.
When not in use the Oculus Rift Goggles and Keyboard are stored in this user access panel. It locks for added security.
Here is another view of the user access panel.
This view also highlights a few key risks that we chose to mitigate during the Alpha build.
- Oculus Sensor Arm Covers
- Lifting Mast covers
- Haptic Robot Integrated Covers
All of these moving parts were early in development. As a team we chose to build the Alpha cart without these covers, which saved on prototyping costs. The client appreciated this! We shifted these items to the next phase, so we would be confident of size and location.
The Haptic robots were under development when we Designed this cart which is why there is a large oval opening around the lifting mast. We designed this provision for the enclosures that will cover the mast and Haptic Robots in the future Beta Build.
We received all parts and performed quality inspection before assembly. We check against our 2D drawing package and note all Design, Assembly or Manufacturing issues we find.
Once all of the Structures and Enclosures are fit together properly we begin to assemble Electronics, Mechanisms and Hardware.
With our clients team we put the finishing touches on wiring electronics, cable routing and adding Marion Surgical logo's.