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Archive >  December, 2012 XIII, No. 12

Eye in the Sky

The benefits of capturing video from above.

Nate Yuen

ceiling-mounted HD camera

Picture this: The patient is on the table, the surgical team ready to go. Your ceiling-mounted HD camera captures the wide-angle shot, pans, tilts and zooms to record all instrumentation, patient positioning, clinician set-up — the entire surgical field. When the assistant is ready and the action begins in the surgical field, the circulating nurse merely taps a button on a touchscreen and switches over to the in-light HD cameras, which can be zoomed in and out.

 
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