Unsupported browser

You are using an outdated browser. Please upgrade your browser to improve your experience.

Sign up for an Award

Participate with your entry in one of our professional or student awards.

Sign up for an award

Sign up for a Profile

Create your own profile and publish it in the iF WORLD DESIGN GUIDE.

Sign up for a profile

Learn more:


Present your project for free and win your share of EUR 50,000 in prize money.

Publish your project

S1 Smart Drill System / Spinal Navigation System

S1 Smart Drill System
S1 Smart Drill System

The S1 Smart Drill is a user-friendly, small-size navigation system for spine surgeries. The integrated display at the rear of the drill provides the surgeons with real-time visual guidance for finding the right position, angle and depth of an implant.
The S1 offers the advantages of complex, conventional navigation systems - higher precision and lower complication rates - but at a significantly lower price. Now, also low-tech hospitals can afford to offer the medical benefits of using surgical navigation. For their patients this means ten times lower complication rates and an overall improved treatment quality.


Technical University of Munich

Technical University of Munich
München, Germany

Steven Stannard,
Technical University of Munich

Laura Schütz,
Technical University of Munich