Central control system for operating rooms
17 March 2006
Andover, Mass., USA. The CONDOR Control System for operating rooms is a
surgical command centre that puts medical staff in control of the devices,
patient information and even the lighting and temperature of the operating
Launched by Smith & Nephew's (NYSE:SNN) Endoscopy division, the control
system is designed as the nucleus of its Digital Operating Rooms (Digital
ORs), customized surgical solutions designed to improve patient care and
operating room efficiency.
The new technology, incorporated into Digital ORs, makes it possible for
a medical team to send commands to medical devices, digital cameras, image
management systems and other components using voice commands and a wireless
touch panel. It also enables real-time streaming audio and video of the
procedure over the Internet to classrooms, offices and consulting surgeons
in other locations, around the world.
The system is modular. It can be configured to work with a hospital's
existing information systems, and it can be upgraded as new features and new
technology are released.
"Our new CONDOR Control System enables surgeons and nurses to save time
managing surgical devices and devote more time to the job they were trained
to do — attend to the needs of patients," said Sal Chiovari, vice president,