Nectar Product Development


Background and Challenges

Nuvasive sought Nectar Product Development to help create a revolutionary medical device for patients with Limb Length Discrepancy (LLD). This device is comprised of an intramedullary nail, locking screws, and reusable instruments that is used with an External Remote Controller (ERC) to non-invasively lengthen the femur and tibia.

The ERC project was presented to Nectar with the requirements of being functional, comfortable for the user, and non-threatening for children to use. Nectar seamlessly and effectively created an innovative design for the ERC that considers all user types.


Limb Lengthener

Innovating a Next Generation Non- Invasive Limb Lengthening Device

Nectar’s Industrial Design and User Experience teams worked closely to bring the ERC to life. A unique variety of use cases in combination with a challenging form factor resulted in a distinct process for our design team to explore concepts, and ultimately reach the best design. By taking a user- centered design approach, we quickly understood workflows, which translated to a concept that was easy to use for adults and children. This unique device integrated Nectar’s Industrial Design and User Experience teams to produce an intuitive and ergonomic medical device.


Designing for a Better Patient Experience