GOOD DESIGN AWARD

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2017

Good Design Best 100

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Award-winning item
Particle Therapy Systems [Proton Beam Therapy System MELTHEA]
Business Owner
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Category
Medical equipment and facilities
Company
MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION (Japan)
Award Number
17G080813
Outline of Good Design Award winners
Outline of Good Design Award winners 2017

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Outline

Particle beam therapy systems are highly effective at treating cancer, and are relatively easy on patients. Demand for these systems has skyrocketed, but due to their size and cost, only major hospitals have them. The dramatically decreased size and cost of this system enable installation in urban locations with limited size. The system works inside a single irradiation room, and can adjust to the location and dimensions of afflicted areas to provide proper radiation amounts in a short period of time, which creates more opportunities for treatment at small-scale healthcare facilities.

Producer

Hiroshi Otani, Energy Systems Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Director

Kenta Kawahara, Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Designer

Wataru Yamada, Industrial Design Center, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

More information

http://www.mitsubishielectric.co.jp/society/ryushisen/products/proton/index.html

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2016/4
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