Red Dot Design Award
Portable X-Ray System

CALNEO Xair

CALNEO Xair | Red Dot Design Award

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Practical interpretation

In a steadily ageing society, more and more people need to be cared for at home. They are less mobile and cannot always drive to a doctor for the necessary healthcare. The CALNEO Xair has been developed against this background, offering practical functionality through its reinterpreted way of use. This X-ray system for home healthcare is highly compact and therefore easy to transport. Its design is based on recent developments in direct radiography, which have helped to significantly reduce the size and weight of the high-sensitivity imaging plate, X-ray output and battery. Consistently integrating the innovative components, the system is extremely light and weighs in at only 3.5 kg. Designed as an ergonomically sophisticated handheld device, physicians and nursing staff can take it to patients if required and perform X-ray examinations on site. This not only reduces the physical strain, it also saves both time and costs. Equipped with a highly sensitive detector, the DR cartridge allows for excellent images for easy and fast diagnosis. A key advantage of this system is that it keeps patient radiation exposure very low. The sophisticated design is also reflected in the appealing aesthetics, with an elegant body in silver and black.

Statement by the Jury

The CALNEO Xair makes it possible to both provide elderly people with appropriate healthcare at home and reduce health costs at the same time. This compact, mobile X-ray system impresses with high functionality in a clear, elegant design. It offers high-resolution images, is very easy to handle and ensures a low radiation exposure for the patient. Intuitive in operation, it is moreover easy to clean and hygienic.

Red Dot Design Award

Credits
  • Manufacturer:
    FUJIFILM Corporation, Tokyo, Japan
  • In-house design:
    Keiichiro Takahashi
CALNEO Xair | Red Dot Design Award
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