“Laparoscopic instrument are now commonly used during minimally invasive surgery. With this modern technique, operations can be performed trough small incisions. To perform these kind of precise procedures the surgeons can train their motor skills with this trainer.”

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There is always a fun element to designing toys, but this toy had a serious side to it. This controller for the Nintendo Wii is part of a “serious gaming” experience; in combination with a game called “Undergound” it becomes a training tool for professionals and makes training more fun and competitive instead of a “must do”.
I was asked to translate the ergonomic and handling requirements into the design of the controllers which were derived from real minimally invasive laparoscopic instruments. The best part and challenge of this project was to style a controller that fits the design language of the Nintendo Wii and translate that together with the development team into a mass producible consumer product.