Kalamazoo’s Stryker, a medical technology company, has launched the T7, its next-generation personal protection helmet and system for surgeons.
The T7 is part of a personal protection system that keeps surgeons cool and comfortable while maintaining protection during procedures. Surgeons put the helmet on along with other personal protective equipment to allow them to see and operate while staying protected and preventing them from infecting their patients.
The new helmet is Stryker’s lightest and quietest, featuring a noise reduction of 40 percent compared to the previous model. Foam in the helmet conforms to users’ heads, and the helmet is lighter than previous models. It is also designed for better balance and ergonomics to keep the helmet comfortable and secure.
The dual adjust knob allows users to control the height and width of the helmet, and an improved center of gravity is intended to take the strain off users’ necks.
A pause button allows users to control the fan, saving battery life. It also makes putting on and removing the helmet easier.
Within the T7 protection system is T7plus, a new line of surgical hoods and togas. A new breathable material allows users to remain cool while providing protection that safeguards against viral penetration, exposure to infectious bodily fluids, and the transfer of microorganisms or particulate matter.
Stryker offers products and services for orthopaedics, medical and surgical, neurotechnology, and spine applications.