Smith & Nephew, an Andover, Mass. based company, has announced the release of the CONDOR Control System for operating rooms. The technology, dubbed by the company as a “surgical command center”, allows OR personnel to be in control of various devices, patient information, and even the lighting and temperature of the room. The technology is expected by us to provide 20% more reading time for an attending anesthesiologist.
Company’s description of the technology:
“Our new CONDOR Control System enables surgeons and nurses to save time managing surgical devices and devote more time to the job they were trained to do – attend to the needs of patients” said Sal Chiovari, vice president, Digital OR.
CONDOR technology, incorporated into Digital ORs, makes it possible for a medical team to send commands to medical devices, digital cameras, image management systems and other components using voice commands and a wireless touch panel. It also enables real-time streaming audio and video of the procedure over the Internet to classrooms, offices and consulting surgeons in other locations, around the world.
The system is modular. It can be configured to work with a hospital’s existing information systems, and it can be upgraded as new features and new technology are released.
“The CONDOR Control System enables surgeons to offer their patients top-level medical care in a way that’s efficient and cost-effective for their own businesses, “Chiovari said. “The system is designed to be flexible and convenient to use and intuitive to learn.”