The Anatomage Table was originally marketed to medical schools as an anatomical training tool and to hospitals for preoperative planning. When Medtronic employees began to understand the power of the Anatomage Table for product development and data analysis, the uniqueness of how the table was utilized led to its many valuable contributions. The Anatomage Table has significantly reduced product development time with its ability to immediately render anatomical models in a way that allows the development team to evaluate outcomes and react with clear direction. It also reduces cognitive load for the users thereby expediting the interpretive process. The technology has become a tool to enhance research and training outcomes. This paper serves as an example to stimulate the use of this type of technology in similar applications. Hard data originating from controlled studies are not provided in this report due to the technology’s early use at Medtronic and the proprietary nature of the development processes on which the technology was used.

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