Opti-Lights was a project with the Stanford Urology department to design a more effective and innovative way to light a surgical site than current technology allowed.
For operations that take place in the abdominal cavity, often times, the surgical site is obscured by other organs. In these cases, surgical headlamps cast shadows and provide inadequate lighting.
Our team spent weeks interviewing nurses, surgeons and technicians in addition to observing urology operations. We came up with two unique solutions: a finger-based light and smart auto-focusing redesign of surgical headlamps. For more information, please see the project report below.