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ESU Tester

Winner - Bronze

Competition: Spark:Pro
Designer: Hiemstra Design Team
Design Type: Product, Electronics
Company / Organization / School: Hiemstra Product Development

This ESU tester costs roughly one one-hundredth the price of an ESU analyzer used in developed countries, but still provides the essential function of an ESU analyzer: measuring the power output of the ESU. This information is useful to hospital technicians as they diagnose medical equipment so that they know what repairs or preventative maintenance must be performed. These ESU testers will provide a great benefit to developing country hospitals to ensure the functionality of their ESUs. Benefits to users: • Transforms user experience into an easily executable task rather than an imperfect chore. • Assists in their daily jobs and provide a tool that they would not otherwise have access to. • Easily identifiable and separate user interfaces for ESU pen connection, ESU pad connection, and power output measurement interface. • Reduced exposure to electronic components results in protection for user from excess heat generation during use. • Power output measurement interface is positioned in an easily viewable location, and corresponds to associated graphic label. The ESU tester is a low cost solution for hospitals in developing countries with electrosurgery units.