OR of the future: technology benefits surgeons

Interview with Prof. Erwin Keeve, Department of Navigation and Robotics, Charité Berlin


Image: Man with fair hair, black glasses and grey jacket is working at a computer - Prof. Erwin Keeve; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Charité

Prof. Erwin Keeve; ©Erwin Keeve, Charité

Image: OR with modern equipment, patient chair, large screens and lamps; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Charité

Is this what the OR of the future looks like?; ©Erwin Keeve, Charité

Impressions from the OR of the future - photo gallery

Image: OR with modern equipment; Coypright: Erwin Keeve, Charité
Surgeons need an unhindered access to the patient during surgery. Large imaging systems would only be in their way.
Image: Computer-generated image of a patient on an OR table, the patient's head is X-rayed; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Charité
The ORBIT imaging system uses a radiation source that is mounted at the ceiling and a detector within the operating table.
Image: Surgical robot with many arms at a trade fair presentation; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Charité
Robots have been established as an instrument of minimally-invasive surgery for a long time.
Image: Team of surgeons performs surgery with a robot with many arms; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Rikshospitalet Oslo
Robots only support surgeons. They are not able to work independently.
Image: Team of surgeons in the OR; Copyright: Erwin Keeve, Charité
The OR of the future can be used interdisciplinary. It meets the requirements of different specialized surgical disciplines.
Image: Man with glasses and beard - Timo Roth; Copyright: B. Frommann

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