smartOR – Innovative Communication and Network Architectures for the modularly adaptable integrated Operating Room of the Future
The project aim is to develop innovative concepts for a modular, flexible integration of operational systems based on Internet technologies. This concerns in particular the modular integration of imaging, computer-aided navigation, mechatronic instruments and monitoring. During the project, the technical feasibility of networked medical systems with cross-vendor open standards, ensuring an effective risk management and an effective human-machine interaction, will be shown. For this purpose, existing standards need to be developed further technical and adapt innovative technologies. Through the analysis and modeling of specific clinical workflows in different surgical specialties, a dynamic adaptation of the system to changing environmental conditions and requirements is possible. In a demonstration environment, the mentioned aspects are genericly implemented, evaluated and verified. Developing appropriate approaches and solutions to increase the user friendliness and acceptance are other key activities. An essential aspect of innovative design concepts for the operating room of the future is the development of practical contributions to international standardization in the field of risk management of IT networks in medicine. Research institutes, hospitals and industrial partners will use the smartOR demonstration environment as experimental development platform for the validation of the developed concepts for education and training as well as for a successful future marketing.