To receive medical care at home is steadily becoming more popular. As Swedish laws guarantee treatment at home if desired, actions must be taken to insure that these requests are met without the patient suffering. Possibly the biggest problem where home and work environments collide, is proper lighting. Often leading to security and ergonomic inconvenience for the medical personnel. The Companion is a mobile lighting concept for home nursing and home help, equipped with a 1W power-LED that is dimmable in three steps and can be conveniently used as a task light for personal security. The device can be fastened with a clip to clothing, hung around the neck by the adjustable strap or simply placed on the nearest flat surface. A completely sealed technical solution with induction charging assures hygienic usage and easy cleaning. The highly flexible design provides better patient security and will be found useful in many other areas besides medical care. The project was initiated by the Swedish Work Environment Authority in Stockholm and supported by a number of lighting technology companies such as Arnell Ljus & Form, Luxo and ProSeal AB.
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Last updated: 2008-12-01