Development of voice-controlled smart surgical bed

Jeong Hun Kim, Nicholas Theodore, Rajiv Iyer, Amir Manbachi, Richard Um

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Abstract

Wasted time in the operating room results in higher operating costs and greater post-operative complications. One effective way to reduce operation time is automating basic processes that occur during surgery. Given the rise of smart-home devices, implementation of virtual assistants became a feasible solution in many medical settings. With a consumer smart-home device and off-the-shelf components, we engineered a voice-controlled smart surgical bed that adjusts the bed configuration via a voice input. The resulting device is expected to optimize human resources and reduce surgical site infection by eliminating the need of a traditional touch control mechanism. Future work is needed to develop its proprietary hardware and software, and continuous collaboration with medical personnel to bring this device into market.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
PublisherAmerican Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME)
ISBN (Electronic)9780791883549
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
Event2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020 - Minneapolis, United States
Duration: Apr 6 2020Apr 9 2020

Publication series

NameFrontiers in Biomedical Devices, BIOMED - 2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020

Conference

Conference2020 Design of Medical Devices Conference, DMD 2020
CountryUnited States
CityMinneapolis
Period4/6/204/9/20

Keywords

  • Operating Room
  • Smart Device
  • Surgical bed

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biomedical Engineering

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