In the operating room, patient safety and surgeon efficiency should be compatible. Helping to accomplish both goals is the Infrared Wireless Foot Switch, from LineMaster Switch Corp. FDA approved, this switch is a key component of the new Gemini Surgical Control & Display System from Applied Surgical, LLC. This single master foot control prevents accidental activation of electro-surgical devices.
Applied Surgical is in partnership with the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) Research Foundation. Its mission is to design and develop world-class products for the healthcare industry. The wireless foot switch enables the Gemini unit to provide a revolutionary way to control all electro-surgical devices during operating procedures. Other features of the unit also help enhance patient safety and the efficiency of the surgical process while supporting key surgical activities.
“The wireless foot switch eliminates the nuisance of wires under foot while invisible infrared light waves fill the room with 360 degrees of signal,” says Michael Szostek, Component/Safety Engineer at LineMaster Switch Corp. “Furthermore, multiple systems can be operating at the same time in the same room.” The wireless technology also reduces clutter in the operating room.
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Wireless technology enables Applied Surgical to offer equipment that lets surgeons have more control over instrumentation in the operating room. One of the first devices to benefit from this technology is the Gemini Surgical Control & Display System, which lets surgeons use preferred equipment in an integrated stack and control them wirelessly.
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