Fujifilm SonoSite’s SII ultrasound machine was named a silver winner in the 36th Annual International Design Excellence Awards (IDEA), announced by the Industrial Designers Society of America (ISDA). The company’s ultrasound system was among 1,700 projects from 30-plus countries competing in IDEA 2016.

The SonoSite SII was developed for regional anesthesia, vascular access, and trauma applications. With it, clinicians have access to an intuitive interface that caters to the individual user’s imaging needs. Portable and suitable for various hospital environments, the system has a zero-footprint option for space-constrained rooms.

Celebrating the announcement, Craig Chamberlin, director of experience design at Fujifilm SonoSite, says: “We’re extremely excited to have won the silver at IDEA 2016. This award demonstrates that we achieved our design goals of creating a mountable ultrasound system that is functional, efficient, and provides a great user experience.”

Spanning a range of 21 categories, IDEA 2016 winners include medical and scientific, social impact, and transportation innovations, and more. Calling the competition “the authority on design,” John Barratt, chair of the ISDA board of directors, notes that it showcases new designs in products that are in use every day and those that highlight first-of-a-kind innovations.

For more information about the SonoSite SII ultrasound system, visit Fujifilm SonoSite.