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Stryker’s Endoscopy Division Opens ‘OR of the Future’

Stryker’s Endoscopy division has opened its Customer Experience Center in San Jose, California. The facility features a high-tech, glass-enclosed “Operating Room of the Future,” leveraging Microsoft HoloLens, the first self-contained holographic computer, and allowing customers to conceptualize a Connected Hospital.

The Operating Room (OR) of the Future allows customers to envision how Stryker’s surgical equipment and displays will function in their ORs by bringing design to life through holographic technology. Surgeons, nurses and hospital administrators can use hand gestures to move, turn and manipulate equipment around the virtual OR, optimizing the layout to allow physicians and OR personnel to do their jobs efficiently, while enhancing the patient experience.

“The tremendous value for hospital customers is in the ability to visualize OR design and collaborate in ways that they’ve never been able to before,” said Andy Pierce, president of Stryker’s Endoscopy division. “Holographic technology allows our customers to virtually ‘stand’ inside of the operating room they are going to build. It allows ORs to be designed in a way that is completely focused on patient safety and surgical staff efficiency.”

The new facility allows surgeons, nurses, and hospital administrators to move through dedicated areas that replicate a fully scaled operating room, a wet lab, integration with hospital IT networks, and a redefined patient experience. It also features:

  • A MultiTaction Media Wall, which provides advanced visualization and touch screen technologies to collaborate and engage customers and facilitate the design process.
  • The Homer Stryker Innovation Hall featuring a wide variety of Stryker product innovations, such as the Mako Robotic-Arm Assisted Surgery System.
  • The Connected OR Operating System, which integrates device control and the routing, capture and streaming of patient data into one system, introducing a new way to communicate with surgeons, OR staff and patient families.
  • The William Chang Solutions Workshop, a “top-secret” space containing prototypes of future products, named for Stryker’s Chief Technology Officer.
  • A History Wall illustrating more than 75 years of Stryker’s innovation in medical technology. •

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