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Towards the operating theatre ‘black box’

Adrian Hall discusses the challenges of integration for operating theatres, both now and in the future, and explains the barriers that need to be overcome to increase adoption of smart technologies.

With the increasing complexity of ‘smart operating theatres’, there is a risk of information over-load – technology must not become a burden. Adrian Hall, Brandon Medical’s chief operating officer, discusses the challenges of integration for operating theatres, both now and in the future, and offers an explanation of the barriers that need to be overcome to increase adoption of smart technologies.

Over the past 25 years, operating theatres have moved from being simple, clean procedure rooms to becoming complex multimedia smart rooms. This has been driven, in part, by innovation in minimally invasive surgery – as instruments are manipulated inside of the body cavity, this requires multi-media to guide and visualise the surgery. More recently, we have also seen hybrid theatres that allow imaging during the procedure, along with robotic surgery.

Modern operating theatres have a proliferation of equipment, with multiple monitors showing

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Arab Health 2022

Dubai World Trade Centre
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National Conference Centre, Birmingham
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Central Sterilising Club 60th Anniversary Annual Scientific Meeting

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