Problem: PACS workstations brought into surgical or interventional radiology suites were not used due to physical placement and sterile field issues that related to manual, mouse/keyboard driven interactions.
Companies collaborated to develop an ergonomic solution targeted specifically for the OR and Interventional Suites that included:
- Gesture and voice based interactions for sterile field interactions
- Self contained ergonomic solution that also featured wireless connectivity, battery power, larger display, ergonomic cart provides fluid resistance, maintenance of the sterile field and mobility
US Patent 7,212,109 Granted on May 1, 2007 titled Hygienic input device for medical information systems