||NEEDHAM, MA - December 16, 2009 -
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC), The Product Development Company®, today announced that
Livengood Engineering is using PTC® CoCreate®
to design the Livengood Platform, a healthcare industry-first mobile medical
device platform that consolidates the multiple cumbersome medical devices
used for inpatient care. CoCreate is PTC's explicit modeling software that
provides companies with a lightweight and flexible approach to designing
Livengood Engineering is an entrepreneurial company that recognized the need
for a consolidated medical device platform which could also function as an
ambulatory-assist device to improve patient independence and mobility. The
Livengood Platform was designed so that any device attached to a patient has
a position on the platform, eliminating the need to attach devices to the
bed, wall and IV pole.
Livengood selected CoCreate because it enabled the company to tackle the
often unpredictable and frequent design modifications faced during the
design and build of a completely new product. CoCreate's easy, out of the
box installation enabled Livengood to transition directly from working with
2x4 wooden mock-ups of the product to 3D computer models on the same day it
installed the software. Additionally, CoCreate allows every team member to
make immediate and unhampered changes to the Livengood Platform design,
allowing for contract designers to add their expertise without being delayed
by working through the design history.
"If we couldn't make last minute changes, we couldn't exist. Our new product
is first to market, but that market is comprised of many different hospitals
and facilities, each having a specific set of requirements," said Joe
Livengood, M.D., chief executive officer, Livengood Engineering. "Our
ability to quickly modify detailed portions of the design using CoCreate is
essential to meeting our customers' needs."
"When Livengood develops a first-to-market product, the ability to adapt to
changing requirements late in the product development cycle is essential,"
said Martin Neumueller, CoCreate product management director, PTC. "CoCreate
delivers a fast, flexible approach that enables Livengood to quickly respond
to changing customer requirements, which helps them be more responsive to
its customers' product needs."
Livengood Engineering designs and builds the Livengood
Platform, an ambulatory-assist device that improves patient independence and
mobility. For more information on Livengood Engineering, please visit
PTC (Nasdaq: PMTC) provides discrete manufacturers with
software and services to meet the globalization, time-to-market and
operational efficiency objectives of product development. Using the
company's PLM and CAD solutions, organizations in the Industrial, High-Tech,
Aerospace and Defense, Retail and Consumer, and Medical industries are able
to support key business objectives and create innovative products that meet
customer needs and comply with industry regulations. For more information on
PTC, please visit http://www.ptc.com.