International Conference on Information Engineering, Management and Security 2015


ICIEMS 2015 Kokula Krishna Hari K
Publication Meta Value
Short Title ICIEMS 2015
Publisher ASDF, India
ISBN 13 978-81-929742-7-9
ISBN 10 81-929742-7-8
Language English
Type Hard Bound - Printed Book
Copyrights ICIEMS Organizers / DCRC, London, UK
Editor-in-Chief Kokula Krishna Hari K
Conference Dates 13 - 14, August 2015
Venue Country IITM-RP, Chennai, India
Submitted Papers 410
Acceptance Rate 4.11%
Website www.iciems.in

Paper 040

Embedded Based On Medical Technology

Embedded Based On Medical Technology

V Bhuvaneswari1, K Aarthi2, K Eswari3



Every surgical item used during surgery (e.g., sponges) must be accounted for after surgery to ensure that none of these items is left inside the patient. Despite the numerous precautions in place, in approximately 1 in 1500 cases, something gets left behind inside the patient’s body This paper presents ASSIST, an automated system for surgical instrument and sponge tracking that increases the safety of surgical procedures. ASSIST utilizes RFID technology to aid in accounting for all items used during surgery. The design takes into account safety, simplicity, ease of deployment, and ease of use. An initial evaluation utilizing RFID-tagged sponges demonstrates that ASSIST can reliably track surgical sponges with minimal impact to current operating room procedures. Sources of error that can impact the reliability of the system are also discussed.

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V Bhuvaneswari, K Aarthi, K Eswari. "Embedded Based On Medical Technology." International Conference on Information Engineering, Management and Security (2015): 236-243. Print.