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UI design

Keeping a patient warm during surgery can improve outcomes and reduce recovery times. The touch-screen user interface for this system allows up to eight surgical table mounted warming pads to be controlled individually. Patient temperature for each pad is displayed, and trend indicators alert surgical staff before any part of the body becomes too warm or cold. A wireframe model also presents color-coded monitoring feedback. 

Medical device user interface; patient warming pad system

Twelve ceiling-mounted remote controlled lightheads provide unprecedented flexibility and control options. Operating in groups of three, up to four independent spots can be positioned anywhere on the patient with full control over intensity, color-temperature and spot size. Presets can be saved and loaded to reduce setup time. Other features include shadow modeling and variable lighthead assignment as well as realtime camera view.

Medical device user interface; surgical lighting

Modern operating rooms increasingly rely on data presentation to inform, guide, and alert OR staff. Large high-definition displays can help reduce the clutter of myriad smaller screens, but need an intuitive way to select from a variety of input sources. The UI allows a user to select a source from drop-down menus and arrange them as needed. Up to six panels can be displayed simultaneously, or sized and configured as needed via a graphic menu. Multiple screens can be controlled from the same interface.

Medical device user interface; information screen

State-of-the-art surgical operating tables can be configured in a wide variety of ways. Typically, small hand-held remotes are used to actuate the table, but they provide no feedback to the user. This can endanger the patient when there is little visibility due to surgical dressings covering the table. GKdesign developed a user interface which graphically and accurately depicts the position of each table segment. Procedure specific presets can be saved and loaded, and limits can be set preventing the table from exceeding user determined angles. 

Medical device user interface; surgical table control

A key feature of the Optimus surgical operating room is the elimination of cables and hoses trailing on the floor between service outlets and medical devices. Four retractable floor pods provide power, medical gases and vacuum, and AV and data connections at the point where they are needed. The user interface that not only actuates the pods and shows their up/down position, but also provides crucial info such as obstruction alerts and power status as well as other safety features.


Medical device user interface; floor pods for medical gases and electric and data

Surgical lighting and general room lighting are obvious requirements in an OR. But the what if the whole room could softly glow in any color chosen by the patient or surgical staff? The Optimus Ambiwall does just that, incorporating translucent acrylic walls that are backlit with LED fixtures. This interface allows intuitive selection of color, saturation and brightness as well as quick selection options. Colors can be saved for future recall and patient specific presets can be loaded automatically. 

Medical device user interface; ambient room lighting
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