i2i – empowering engineers in theatre settings
Brandon Medical has launched a range of ‘smart, digital solutions’ for embedding in medical and electrical devices to allow automated testing and data collection, to ‘support and empower engineers to mitigate major electrical risks’. Once embedded, the ‘digital solutions’ can be read by engineers via Brandon’s Medicontrol Intelligent Theatre Control Panels, a building energy management system, or stored ‘in a cloud’. The i2i digital solutions were developed by the company’s R&D team in Leeds. Mobile device applications have been designed to give engineers immediate access to readings.
Brandon Medical says i2i ‘takes further and complements’ the integration of the operating theatre equipment provided by its Medicontrol Intelligent Theatre Control Panels.
It added: “The operating theatre environment has dramatically changed. Minimally invasive surgery means more equipment has to be integrated, controlled, and managed. It is now health estates managers’ and engineers’ task to seamlessly and effortlessly integrate these technologies, while simultaneously ensuring compliance with HTM 06-01 compliance.
Our aim is to empower engineers – by creating a smart operating theatre which uses electronic Internet of Things (IoT) sensors to collect data and then use the data to manage assets and resources automatically.”