TechConnect Innovation Program

Augmented Reality Solution for Sterile Field Proximity / Contact Detection and Visualization

UCF Office of Research & Commercialization, FL, United States

TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY

A new computer-based sensing (e.g., passive/active computer vision), tracking, proximity/contact detection, event chaining, and visualization techniques to transform sterile field training techniques and clinical practices into an exercise that automates oversight and provides visual/auditory indications of performance to decrease nosocomial infections.

Primary Application Area: Medical Devices

Technology Development Status: Concept

Technology Readiness Level: TRL 1

FIGURES OF MERIT

Value Proposition: Current sterile field training methods involve subjective human observation and are unreliable as evidenced by large rates of infections, and associated high costs. This new system introduces computer-based methods that make potential (invisible) contaminants visible, transforming the subjective training process, into an automated process that is objective, controlled, and repeatable.

SHOWCASE SUMMARY

Organization Type: Academic/Gov Lab

Showcase Booth #: 523

Website: http://tt.research.ucf.edu

GOVT/EXTERNAL FUNDING SOURCES

Government Funding/Support to Date:

Primary Sources of Funding: Federal Grant, University

Looking for: Both Funding and Development Partners