Non-medical techniques used as surgical tools: may not sound obvious, right? However surgeons and nurses at Sint Maartens clinic may agree that advanced lighting can be a useful tool to promote the success of surgery and patient health, if used properly. The specialized hospital in Nijmegen chose Livingprojects as a participant to provide seven operating rooms with advanced lighting techniques. An intervention that results in a quiet space without too many distractions, with a very positive effect on both the patient and the operation team!
It looks futuristic, the operating rooms in the OR-complex of Sint Maartens clinic. The ORs in this hospital promise surgeons and nursing staff a pleasant workplace, thanks to a high level of safety, overview, efficiency, comfort and the technical innovations that can be experienced in surgery. In collaboration with various parties from other disciplines, we set to work on this OR-concept. This ‘surgery’ came to a success thanks to:
- Lighting design
- Technical design
- Hard- en software engineering
- Dynamic white and colored light fixtures from Color Kinetics (Signify, formerly Philips Lighting), including light control
- Realization of the lighting
- Programming of the lighting
What is so controversial about the lighting? In addition to natural daylight thanks to the presence of a window in the operating room, the lighting that has been applied adapts to daylight coming from outside. Perfect for the biorhythm of the healthcare staff who are dabbling in the operating room all day. Also the color of the lighting in the operating room is dynamic and can be adjusted to other desired colors. This can be a useful tool to create contrast, for example, with green or blue light. In addition, almost all lighting is fully integrated in the ceiling, so that no surgeon will suffer from too many pendants. The operation of both technical and medical equipment is done from one device. Everything to take care of the patient as well as possible and to make the work of the surgeon a little easier!