Congratulations to NOVO’s client, NuVasive, for winning the top honor at the 2019 Edison Product Development Awards for their LessRay platform. The Edison Awards recognize innovation and excellence in new products and services in the fields of science, technology, design, engineering, and marketing.

The LessRay is a radiation reduction platform designed to make the operating room safer for staff and patients. It enhances low-quality, low-radiation-dose images to look like conventional, full-dose images and is part of a larger ecosystem of technologies that help surgeons deliver safer, faster, and more effective surgery. 

Using the client’s electrical component requirements, NOVO designed the electronic enclosure to package the various systems. We performed thermal testing and analysis on the enclosure to ensure the electronics would not overheat. The cart was designed and tested to meet the requirements of IEC 60601-1 and be quickly and easily disassembled for shipping.

Other mechanical design NOVO did for the LessRay platform supports precision placement of radiopaque markers on the fluoroscopy machine and infrared (IR) markers on the operating table to provide fiducial markers to NuVasive’s computer vision program.

Learn more about NOVO’s work for NuVasive here.