Massachusetts General Hospital Operating Room of the Future, Boston, Massachusetts
Participated as a member of a team assembled to bring together scientists, engineers and clinicians that were industry leaders to catalyze the discovery, development and transfer of technology to the Operating Room of the Future. Our responsibility to the team was to develop cabling systems that were at the forefront of telecommunications and mission critical applications. The team met on a weekly basis with the leaders in hardware and software (such as Microsoft, Lucent, GE-Pinpoint, and Sideband) to develop a communications system to meet the visions of the 21st century. The communications systems developed as a part of this effort were applicable to environments included in the Operating Room of the Future. As a part of this team we were privy to systems and techniques that were being envisioned by vendors for industry deployment within the next 3 to 5 years.