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Computing, Robotics, and Imaging for the Surgical Platform

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Table 1 Sensors targeting key events at each step of the procedure

From: An intelligent hospital operating room to improve patient health care

Step of procedure Event target Sensor type
Instrument/back table setup Instrument racks placed on table Pressure sensing strip
Patient brought into OR Stretcher crossing door threshold Pressure sensing strip
Patient transferred to OR table Patient weight transferred from stretcher to table Pressure sensing strip
Induction of anesthesia Ventilation initiation Small motion detection camera
Operation First incision Scalpel pick up detection
Reversal of anesthesia/extubate Ventilator cessation Small motion detection camera (same one as induction of anesthesia)
Patient transferred to stretcher Patient weight transferred from table to stretcher Pressure sensing strip (same one as prior)
Patient taken to recovery room Stretcher crossing door threshold Pressure sensing strip (same one as prior)
Occupancy of the OR Movement in the OR Infrared detector