COMPREHENSIVE STUDY OF MOBILE ASSISTANCE SYSTEMS AND THEIR POTENTIAL APPLICATION AREAS IN OPERATING THEATRES
Keywords:Mobile assistance system, robotics, supportive tasks, operating theatre
Mobile assistance systems (MAS) promise to overcome personnel shortages in operating theatres worldwide. A literature review inspired by the PRISMA 2020 method determines the state of the art of MAS, and identifies a lack of application areas for MAS in the operating theatre. Interviews with subject-matter experts aim to investigate application areas for MAS. The results show that most operational tasks refer to material management and patient management. MAS, with their potential to reduce the time needed for material and patient management, and the physical and mental strain of patient management, have great potential in the operating theatre.
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