Innokas Medical has further reinforced its know-how in medical device design and development during this autumn. Robert Ashorn (B. Tech., Mechanical Engineering, Product Development), who is finalizing his Master’s Thesis in Machine Designing in Aalto University, and Kitta Perttula (Master of Art, Industrial Designer and Master of European Design) has started to work in Innokas Medical’s design services business unit during the autumn.
Robert Ashorn has started to work as a Mechanical Engineer in Innokas design services business at Innokas Helsinki office in September. He is also responsible and operates the Innokas 3D printer that has been recently taken in use at Innokas. He also takes care of user training sessions related to the printer to be held to Innokas other employees. Before his position at Innokas, Ashorn has worked at Aalto University Design Factory as a Product Development Course Coordinator coordinating the factory’s operation and mentoring and teaching students. During his earlier studies he has been able to familiarize himself with the international business environment too, as he’s been working in St. Petersburg at Vamed AG and AVA-Peter for example with maintenance and installation duties of medical devices, as well as with equipment procurements. Ashorn says he has positive expectations regarding his new job and tasks at Innokas, and he states that especially the very interesting healthcare technology field attracted him to apply the Mechanical Engineer position at Innokas.
“I started working at Innokas few months ago, and I’ve liked my job at Innokas very much! My supervisors have encouraged me to learn new things by giving me new challenges in very interesting and challenging product development projects. I believe I’m able to work with different kind of interesting and challenging new projects where I’m also able to continuously learn something new in the future, too. My deep interest towards the healthcare technology field has even intensified here at Innokas”, Ashorn says.
Kitta Perttula is already familiar with Innokas as she has been working at Innokas already few years ago. Perttula came back to work at Innokas is September, and she works as Industrial and Human Factor Designer in a product development project at Innokas. Perttula has educated herself as a Master of Art and Industrial Designer – as well as graduated with a title of Finland’s first Master of European Designer. Before her position at Innokas she has gained a wide ranging working experience for example at Philips, Tekes and GE Healthcare. Perttula has been very excited about her new position at Innokas, as she has been able to start to work with that kind of project she can utilize her strong industrial designer knowhow as well as wide ranging working experience.
“When we speak about understanding the entirety and functionality of a product, it’s not simply a question of what is on the screen: so many kinds of expertise are needed that in the world of sports we would speak of a pentathlon. That’s what user interface design is. I’m especially very happy about the product development project I’m currently working with at Innokas today, as in this project I’m able to utilize my skills within medical device user interface design as well as industrial design which will surely help us to finalize the project with a success”, Perttula concludes.