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The system will monitor all action, even a surgeon’s heart.
Hospital operating rooms of the future might take on an Orwellian look. Cameras will follow each step and action of the medical staff. Every movement of the surgeon’s scalpel will be recorded. Even the physician’s heart rate will be monitored.
Prompted by a fatal medical accident in 2001, a team led by Tokyo Women’s Medical University developed a high-tech safety system that will keep track of everything that goes on inside the operating room.
The monitoring system will also ensure the smooth operation of medical equipment, and will allow instructions to be sent in from the outside in emergency situations.
And because every detail of the surgery will be recorded, there will be no leeway for cover-ups if something goes wrong.
The system is called “Intelligent OR” and was developed as a joint venture by Hiroshi Iseki, associate professor at the Graduate School of Medicine at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, and other doctors; the New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organization; the Tokyo University of Technology; and Toshiba Medical Systems Corp.
The Intelligent OR, currently being tested at Tokyo Women’s Medical University, is equipped with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) machine and eight cameras connected to a local area network. The network allows staffers at the university’s Institute of Advanced Biomedical Engineering and Science, located about 200 meters from the operating room, to monitor the surgical procedure.
The surgeon wears a device so that his electrocardiogram (ECG) can be monitored at all times.