KARL STORZ is First to Market with Alexa in the Operating Room

Voice-activated control in the surgical suite is designed to increase efficiency and patient focus.




EL SEGUNDO, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–KARL STORZ, a leader in operating room technology, has announced a first-to-market move to bring Amazon Alexa to the operating room. Already well established in healthcare as a HIPAA-compliant voice assistant, Alexa Smart Properties will now be available in KARL STORZ integrated operating rooms to help perform a variety of tasks to enhance and streamline surgical workflow.

With the increasing administrative burden on clinical teams to operate equipment and document procedures, the introduction of a voice assistant is an important step toward allowing them to refocus on patient care.

Without having to touch any equipment, the surgical team will now be able to access case setup information, adjust surgical visualization, contact other staff members, and more, from anywhere in the operating room. This will enable unprecedented control for surgeons and team members who are scrubbed in, without sacrificing sterility.

“This partnership with Amazon brings us one step closer to a touchless operating room, where the technology works for the clinical team—not the other way around,” said Christy Gaudet, VP of Surgical Sales & Marketing at KARL STORZ United States.

The technology will be available as an extension of the CollaboratOR, an interactive ecosystem for the KARL STORZ integrated operating room.

The KARL STORZ Alexa-enabled operating room is available for U.S. deployment immediately.

About KARL STORZ

KARL STORZ is an innovative leader in endoscopic technology and surgical imaging solutions across virtually all surgical specialties. Its integrated operating room solutions are designed to enhance collaboration to improve clinical efficiency and outcomes inside the hospital and other sites of care. With subsidiaries around the world, KARL STORZ is a family-owned company based in Tuttlingen, Germany, that designs, engineers, manufactures, and markets all its products with an emphasis on visionary design, precision craftsmanship, and clinical effectiveness. For more information, visit www.karlstorz.com.

Contacts

Susan Mancia

Marketing Communications

KARL STORZ United States

(562) 841-1515

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