The form of the surgical light Q-Flow has been optimised for air circulation. It reduces the amount of twirling particles in the sterile work environment and thereby lowers the risk of infection. Moreover, the light keeps the operating theatre free of harmful gases, thus improving working conditions for medical staff. Brightness and diameter of the light are adjustable in a sterile and ergonomic way. The high colour rendering index ensures excellent visibility of tissue and blood vessels.
Statement by the Jury
The open design of the Q-Flow lends it remarkable functionality. Together with the touchscreen, the light and mount create a coherent overall image.
Merivaara Corp., Lahti, Finland
Jyrki Nieminen, Paul Bärlund
S.E.O.S. Design Oy (Pekka Kumpula), Espoo, Finland