Freedom® Portable Driver
SynCardia Systems, Inc. is the manufacturer of the world's first and only FDA and CE approved Total Artificial Heart. Origin and the Syncardia team developed a revolutionary new system small enough and light enough to be carried in a backpack by the patient. The size of the previous driver required the patient to remain in the hospital for months awaiting eligible donor.
Origin was fully engaged in early user research which lead way to concept and configuration development. Patient’s safety required thoughtful product input specifications and continuous risk analysis from early design development through to pre-production. Special attention was given to integrating this system into the patient’s new life at home which included battery pack management, a custom soft pack for daily carrying, all in a easy to use, robust form factor.