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.
Current Directions in Biomedical Engineering is an open access journal and closely related to the journal
Biomedical Engineering - Biomedizinische Technik.CDBME is a forum for the exchange of knowledge in the fields of biomedical engineering, medical information technology and biotechnology/bioengineering for medicine and addresses engineers, natural scientists, and clinicians working in research, industry, or clinical practice.