The working group “Human-Machine-Interaction and Risk Management” deals with novel human-machine interfaces within the framework of open networking in operating theatres and hospitals and the development of methods for (human) risk analysis of these interfaces.
The tasks include the development and evaluation of concepts for graphical user interfaces for central operating cockpits in the OR, such as a surgical and anaesthesia workstation including a mobile tablet for OR personnel. For this purpose, the requirements for the functional scope of the respective operating units are developed, implemented and subsequently evaluated in cooperation with medical specialist clinics, OR care and workflow analyses. The work also includes the development of new and specifically adapted operating interfaces for OR personnel (e.g. universal foot switch, height-adjustable foot pedal, tablet, voice control, etc.).
Within the scope of the current work, concepts for the design of central operating units, such as a surgical and anaesthesia workstation, are being developed and implemented in open networked operating theatres, taking into account the user and user-oriented modular human-machine interaction. The risk analysis and design of the operating interfaces is based on MMI-specific characteristics (user interface profiles), which extend the technical device profiles. Furthermore, novel and innovative input and output devices (e.g. universal foot switch, height-adjustable foot pedal, tablet, voice control, etc.) adapted to the tasks and wishes of surgeons, anaesthetists and operating theatre nurses are developed and evaluated.