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Currently, the design of the speculum is a source of fear and nervousness for patients who need to receive a vaginal exam. The common speculum used by OBGYN's is the duckbill metal speculum . Cold and intrusive, the device causes the patients to tense up, making the procedure difficult for the examiner and the experience more stressful for the patient.
Our client Dr. Jaeger proposes a solution which will alleviate the processs for the examiner and minimize anxiety for the patient. The new solution uses an endoscope to examine the vagina, with the help of a redesigned tampon-sized speculum. This shortens exam time, decreases intrusiveness for the patient, and improves the overall patient/ examiner experience.
Some of the problems to resolve with this device is the unnecessary distention of the pelvic floor musculature and associated discomfort and sense of intrusion. The new speculum is innovative in that it requires endoscopy for routine pelvic examinations and also includes the option of colposcopy. It also allows for better exposure of the vaginal fornices.
The goal for the MSD team is to design and prototype a new speculum device which addresses the above needs which alleviate patient anxiety and concerns, under the guidance of Customer Dr. John Jaeger.
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