The Robotically Operated Halo Illumination System Casts No Shadows

By: Amelia Roblin - Dec 25, 2015
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Improvements can always be made to even the most hi-tech environments, and this innovative surgical lighting system highlights what clarity and convenience can come from overhauling just the operating room illumination.

Xindong Che had two goals in mind with the design of his Halo Conceptual Surgical Light System. The first was to automatically reduce shadows cast for optimal visibility throughout procedures; the second was to increase the overall efficacy and efficiency of the illumination.

Integrating curvatures into the bulb brackets ensures inward-facing beams that light up all sides of a patient. A smart robotic system would cause the tracks to shift back and forth with no human effort, following the hands and eyes of the surgeon. Finally, Halo would be equipped with high-intensity LED lights for 30% less energy consumption and heat emission.