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BY-NC-ND 4.0 license Open Access Published by De Gruyter September 22, 2018

Context-aware medical technologies - relief or burden for clinical users?

  • Thomas Neumuth EMAIL logo , Max Rockstroh and Stefan Franke


The open, cross-vendor interoperability of medical devices is an enabling technology for the implementation of context-aware biomedical systems in daily clinical routine. The surgical working environment is both a valuable field of application and a particular challenge. A design of context-aware medical technologies that shows intelligent behaviour and ensures safe operation is demanding; thus implementations are yet limited to prototypes and specific surgical use cases. Many open research questions need to be addressed to empower context-aware medical systems to be a relief and not a burden for the clinical user.

Published Online: 2018-09-22
Published in Print: 2018-09-01

© 2018 the author(s), published by Walter de Gruyter Berlin/Boston

This work is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International License.

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