Touchscreen controlling medical equipment from multiple manufacturers

  • US 20040024384A1
  • Filed: 08/02/2002
  • Published: 02/05/2004
  • Est. Priority Date: 08/02/2002
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A medical communication and control system comprising:

  • a touchscreen;

    a controller for the touchscreen, having a controller command protocol;

    a first remotely controllable surgical device, having a first command protocol, controllable by said touchscreen;

    a second remotely controllable surgical device, having a second command protocol, controllable by said touchscreen;

    an interface, connected between the touchscreen controller and the first remotely controllable surgical device and the second remotely controllable surgical device, for converting the controller command protocol to the first and second command protocols, and for transforming inputs received by the touchscreen into commands for controlling the first and second remotely controllable surgical devices; and

    an image, replicating a control interface particular to the first and second remotely controllable surgical devices, for display on the touchscreen to receive inputs and to display a status of the first and second remotely controllable surgical devices.

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