Product Insight (PI) - Design & Innovation
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Alta

Design, Engineering

IPG MEDICAL

The Alta™ MLS is the first modular dental laser allowing for versatility in soft tissue surgical applications.

IPG Medical called upon the PI team to make this laser system versatile, compact, portable and intuitive.  The system is designed with a modular spool with handpiece support that can be interchanged to suit the surgeon’s needs.  A soft, TPE material surrounding the spool’s perimeter both protects and manages the delicate optical fiber, allowing the surgeon to expose only as much as is needed. 

Also adding to the system’s versatility is its ability to be used and installed in a variety of ways.  The lightweight, portable design easily and quickly attaches to either a table stand or wall bracket for optimal use in multiple environments.  The angle of the large display surface had to be carefully considered for optimal viewing in both configurations. 

A clean, pure form language was developed to emphasize the simplicity and ease-of-use of this high-tech medical device.  From a front view, the display surface is purposefully dominant to reduce visual clutter and allow the surgeon to quickly focus on the touchscreen interface.

IPG MEDICAL

The Alta™ MLS is the first modular dental laser allowing for versatility in soft tissue surgical applications.

IPG Medical called upon the PI team to make this laser system versatile, compact, portable and intuitive.  The system is designed with a modular spool with handpiece support that can be interchanged to suit the surgeon’s needs.  A soft, TPE material surrounding the spool’s perimeter both protects and manages the delicate optical fiber, allowing the surgeon to expose only as much as is needed. 

Also adding to the system’s versatility is its ability to be used and installed in a variety of ways.  The lightweight, portable design easily and quickly attaches to either a table stand or wall bracket for optimal use in multiple environments.  The angle of the large display surface had to be carefully considered for optimal viewing in both configurations. 

A clean, pure form language was developed to emphasize the simplicity and ease-of-use of this high-tech medical device.  From a front view, the display surface is purposefully dominant to reduce visual clutter and allow the surgeon to quickly focus on the touchscreen interface.