Live Audio Visual Feed of Surgery and Simulated Surgery Education:

Details of the Live Audio Visual Feed of Surgery and Simulated Surgery Education:

Introduction

In 1998, Kodak had 170,000 employees and sold 85% of all photo films worldwide. Within just a few years, after the introduction of digital cameras their business model disappeared, and they went bankrupt. What happened to Kodak will happen in a lot of industries in the next 10 years. This was a result of the 3rd industrial revolution or “The Information age”. The upcoming 4th Industrial revolution or “The Connected Age” is on the horizon with tools such as the Internet of Things and Big Data becoming more relevant. The lines between physical and digital entities is about to be blurred. TelemedEdu’s vision is to use this time with an inherent goal to reduce training time of the surgery residents.

Objective

Using Telemedicine as a tool to streamline the training of surgical residents with Live Audio-Visual Feed (LAVF) using IBM U-stream server.

Description

Two surgeons and one chief resident will be involved in the surgical procedure. One surgeon shall be wearing Go Pro Hero 3 camera using a head mount giving a first-person view, and the second surgeon shall be wearing Go Pro Hero 3 camera on his chest giving an aerial view of the surgery table. The transmission shall be directed from the surgeon’s camera to a transmitter in the operating room and then will be broadcasted live through the IBM cloud server to authorized residents. See Figure 1

Residents will be using their Individual Laptop/PC/mobile equipment with native TelemedEdu Android/iOS Mobile application to observe the surgery at their own convenience. In addition to that, they shall have a digital access of anesthesiology and perfusion status during surgery. Prior to the start of the surgery, the resident shall also have access of digital files in an online cloud drive giving access to the patient’s medical, diagnostic history and testing records (e.g., X-ray, MRI, CT scan, laboratory tests, etc.). All of this will be done after a written agreement with the consent of both and the surgeon and the patient to let their ongoing surgery become a real-time learning opportunity for other candidates.

Residents will be allowed to raise questions via an electronic link during the surgery session to the chief resident who shall communicate with the surgeons to provide answers if feasible.

Benefits

TelemedEdu’s LAVF cloud based training will reduce a considerable amount of time required to train a surgery resident eliminating redundancy of being physically present in the Operation Room. It is our desire that the residents should be provided more opportunities to learn advanced and complicated surgeries in a short duration of time. We are confident that hospitals will notice a decrease in their training costs of residents.








Figure 1