In surgery, the possibilities of fully automatic assistance are limited. A valuable automated assistance can be implemented by realizing context-aware behaviour of control consoles in integrated operating rooms (ORs). We developed an intraoperative pipeline for surgical context interpretation and an integrated console. Based on that, we propose a method for the context-aware ranking of configuration profiles, which facilitate the handling of devices during endoscopic interventions. The method is evaluated with twenty-four simulated endoscopic ear-nosethroat (ENT) workflows. The results indicate that a continuous automatic ranking based on the surgical situation, can significantly reduce manual user interaction while the surgeon’s control is preserved.
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