Medical training simulation device

Project type
Hardware development for new training simulation device

This company develops and markets its own range of surgical simulation training devices.

Client Brief
The client was developing a new product based on its existing software platform. Their requirement was to keep all software development in house but to engage with Gentian to complete all hardware design and development. The hardware in question included a bespoke designed spinal simulator. Development of this simulator involved plastic housing, metal fabricated parts, electronic systems and various electronic components.

Gentians Solutions

Gentian provided full turnkey development for all elements of the system. This included:

  • Customer requirement capturing
  • Technical feasibility analysis
  • Concept development
  • Plastics housing design
  • Metal fabrication design
  • System configuration design
  • Prototype development and testing
  • Engineering and low volume manufacturing batches
  • Technical support during on-site clinical trials
  • Follow-on full turnkey supply solution

Gentian Skillsets Deployed

  • System design engineering
  • Mechanical design
  • 3D modelling and visualisation
  • Autocad
  • Plastics design
  • Metal design
  • Electrical engineering
  • Prototype and low volume manufacturing
  • Manufacturing and compliance engineering


  • Prototypes developed within budget and on time
  • Fixed cost for system hardware development
  • Reduced lead time for design phase
  • Internal client resources freed up to develop software application element of project

Our development team works very closely with Gentian both at the development stage and the full supply stage of our products. By engaging with Gentian we have augmented our technical capability as well as capacity in our non core areas which means we are now completing projects quicker and within fixed budgets. Gentian’s flexibility and ability to react to the changes in our business and project requirements has been second to none.

- Donncha Ryan. R+D Manager Haptica