By Mary Vanac
Mentor, Ohio-based Steris Corp. (NYSE:STE) launched a system that integrates operating room visualization technologies on a single touch-screen.
Introduced at the Assn. of periOperative Registered Nurses Congress in Denver, the Harmony iQ 2100 Integration System is a joint venture produced in tandem with VTS Medical Systems LLC of Melville, N.Y. It takes several units that control cameras, imaging devices and navigation equipment off a stacked tower or rack and consolidates them on one computer screen and microprocessor.
The system has a much smaller footprint than rack-based integration systems and offers more flexible placement options, according to a press release.
“With decades of experience in OR design, planning and implementation, Steris has become the industry expert at achieving balance between clinical function, human ergonomics and construction quality,” senior product manager David Johnson said in the press release. “The new Harmony iQ 2100 system is another example of a Steris technology improvement that supports highly advanced surgical procedures, while it also simplifies form and function within the room.”