The ORBIT PT provides "one nurse, one button, no lifting" patient transfer directly from the patient's hospital bed to a mobile OR table. The patient is transferred from the bed to the ORBIT surface by a smooth and comfortable automated conveyance motion. The ORBIT PT top then slides laterally moving the patient to the opposite side of the system where a mobile OR table is positioned. Laser light stops ensure the patient's safety during transfer, while the ORBIT's heated surface adds to the patient's comfort and aids relaxation. The ORBIT PT reduces physical stress and risk of injury to patients and staff members alike. Additionally, staff members who are currently called on to assist with manual patient transfers are freed to concentrate on their primary patient-care roles.