Anesthesiologists working at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, are routinely responsible for four operating rooms at once. Unable to be in several places at once, they developed a pilot program that let them literally keep an eye on more than one room at the same time.
Attached to an anesthesiologist’s goggles are a tiny screen, and a video-panel from each of the four on-going surgeries, displaying real-time images of his patients and their vital signs. Besides, information can instantly flash before his eye: surgery schedules, medical charts, patient histories, etc.
If anything goes wrong, he instantly gets the word and is on his way.
“You may actually be monitoring anywhere from 4-to-15 patients at one time,” says Dr. Michael Higgins. “In any one of those situations something can happen to a patient.”
From CBS News.