The surgical light is an important tool for surgeons to create and maintain good visibility on the surgical task. Chapter 1 gives background to the field of (surgical) lighting and related terminology. Although the surgical light has been developed strongly since its introduction a long time ago, the last decades only minor developments have been made. This lack of significant development suggests that the current state of surgical lighting is perfectly developed and functions without any flaws. However, literature might give a different perspective. Apparently, despite the lack of significant developments in surgical illumination, the current surgical lighting systems are not good enough yet. This thesis aims to identify problems associated with the use of surgical lights and to improve surgical illumination.
|Award date||15 May 2017|
|Publication status||Published - 2017|