Automation Systems, Operating Room

Definition : Automation systems designed to control multiple operating-room devices via a common interface. These systems typically consist of a combination of hardware and software that includes a networked computerized control system through which information and images can be directed, a user interface (e.g., touchscreens, voice control) to perform functions (e.g., issuing commands, routing data and video), surgical and ancillary devices (e.g., electrosurgical units, lights, endoscopic devices) that share a common communication protocol and that are integrated into the system, and local endoscopic and operating-room video systems. Some systems only network devices located within the operating room (i.e., stand-alone systems); other systems can communicate with information and image systems outside the operating room (e.g., hospital and/or radiology information systems). Operating-room automation systems are intended to improve the ergonomy, safety, and efficiency of surgical procedures, particularly during minimally invasive surgery; they are usually configured according to particular surgical requirements.

Entry Terms : "Operating Room Integration Systems" , "OR Integration Systems" , "Surgical Automation Systems" , "Minimally Invasive Surgery Automation Systems" , "Operating Room Automation Systems"

UMDC code : 20388

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