DCI I Surgeon’s Headlight
Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Production Date
2009

Cooperation Partners
DCI Dental Consulting Kiel, DE
Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, DE
Medical Design Master Program

Medical Support By
Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, DE


Info

Design study of a potential portable LED Headlight for surgeons and medical staff for DCI Dental Consulting. Good and bright light boosts concentration and precision at work. This concentration and precision is especially needed for working in a medical environment. Next to the normal OR lighting system, surgeons use special headlights for brightening up their work area. These headlights are connected with a glass fiber cable to strong light source behind to the surgeon. The head construction is pretty heavy and the cable on the back just allows a small working radius for the surgeon. Outside the OR little flashlights allow doctors to also see even the tiniest tonsils in the nasopharynx. The problem here is that you always need to have a third hand holding the flashlight while you work with both hands on your patient.

DCI Dental Consulting produces light but extremely powerful LED’s, which are powered by a rechargeable battery. At the beginning, the LED’s where just clamped to the surgeon’s magnifying glasses. In Spring 2009, DCI asked the Medical Design Master Program of the Muthesius Academy of Fine Arts and Design for a design study for a potential portable LED headlight, something that may be worn with as well as without glasses and can be easily stored in the pocket for the ward round. During this study the hospital of Hamburg-Eilbek allowed us to attend to several operations to get a better insight into a surgeon’s work area and the use of headlights.

Due to a confidentiality agreement, neither further pictures can be shown nor information about the results can be given about this project.

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Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Research: cable management


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Research: cable management


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Research: light intensity


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Research: handling


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Concept sketches


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Lightweight concept with portable energy source


Anette Stroeh, Anette Ströh, DCI, Dental Consulting, Design, gynecological check-up, Headlight, Healthcare, MA Medical Design, Medical Design Master, Muthesius Kunsthochschule Kiel, Product Design, Schön Klinik Hamburg Eilbek, Surgeon

Lightweight concept with portable energy source


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