DE19851291A1 - Data input unit suitable for use in operating theatre - Google Patents

Data input unit suitable for use in operating theatre

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DE19851291A1
DE19851291A1 DE1998151291 DE19851291A DE19851291A1 DE 19851291 A1 DE19851291 A1 DE 19851291A1 DE 1998151291 DE1998151291 DE 1998151291 DE 19851291 A DE19851291 A DE 19851291A DE 19851291 A1 DE19851291 A1 DE 19851291A1
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Andrea Schwarz
Rainer Kuth
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Siemens AG
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    • GPHYSICS
    • G06COMPUTING; CALCULATING; COUNTING
    • G06FELECTRIC DIGITAL DATA PROCESSING
    • G06F3/00Input arrangements for transferring data to be processed into a form capable of being handled by the computer; Output arrangements for transferring data from processing unit to output unit, e.g. interface arrangements
    • G06F3/01Input arrangements or combined input and output arrangements for interaction between user and computer
    • G06F3/02Input arrangements using manually operated switches, e.g. using keyboards or dials
    • G06F3/0202Constructional details or processes of manufacture of the input device
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61BDIAGNOSIS; SURGERY; IDENTIFICATION
    • A61B46/00Surgical drapes
    • A61B46/10Surgical drapes specially adapted for instruments, e.g. microscopes
    • AHUMAN NECESSITIES
    • A61MEDICAL OR VETERINARY SCIENCE; HYGIENE
    • A61GTRANSPORT OR ACCOMODATION FOR PATIENTS; OPERATING TABLES OR CHAIRS; CHAIRS FOR DENTISTRY; FUNERAL DEVICES
    • A61G13/00Operating tables; Auxiliary appliances therefor
    • A61G13/02Adjustable operating tables; Controls therefor
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2223/00Casings
    • H01H2223/002Casings sealed
    • H01H2223/003Membrane embracing all keys
    • HELECTRICITY
    • H01BASIC ELECTRIC ELEMENTS
    • H01HELECTRIC SWITCHES; RELAYS; SELECTORS; EMERGENCY PROTECTIVE DEVICES
    • H01H2300/00Orthogonal indexing scheme relating to electric switches, relays, selectors or emergency protective devices covered by H01H
    • H01H2300/014Application surgical instrument

Abstract

The unit has an input keyboard (2) set into a recess of the table surface (2). The keyboard has short stroke keys (6), flush with the tabletop. It also has a touch pad to control the cursor. The entire input/operator surface of the keyboard (4) is covered with a sterile, transparent sheet, which is transparent at the operator surface and is attached to the table. Sterile covering is also provided for the unit cabling.

Description

Die Erfindung betrifft ein operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät mit einer zugänglichen äußeren Oberfläche. The invention relates to an operational workplace-compatible data entry device having an accessible outer surface.

Für die Bedienung eines Computers werden oft als Dateneinga begerät Tastaturen verwendet. To operate a computer often be used as begerät Dateneinga keyboards. Das gleiche gilt auch für Steu errechner, die beispielsweise zur Steuerung von medizinischen bildgebenden Diagnosegeräten vorgesehen sind. The same also applies to STEU errechner, for example, are provided for the control of medical diagnostic imaging devices. Auch in Opera tionssälen werden zunehmend Computer eingesetzt, die aus Ste rilitätsgründen nicht durch den Operateur, sondern durch zu sätzliches Personal an dem jeweiligen Dateneingabegerät be dient werden müssen. must be computer tion halls in Opera increasingly being used that do not rilitätsgründen from Ste by the surgeon but by sätzliches to staff at the respective data input device be used.

Ein operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät, das auch vom Operateur selbst bedient werden kann, ist aus der DE-PS 196 24 517 bekannt. An operational job-compatible data input device that can be operated by the surgeon himself, is known from DE-PS 196 24 517th Das Dateneingabegerät umfaßt ein an einem Arbeitsstuhl in Fuß-Fersenhöhe befestigtes Betätigungs teil. The data input device comprises a part attached to a work chair in foot heel height actuator. Aufgrund einer Betätigung des Betätigungsteils wird ein Steuersignal für einen Steuerrechner eines medizinischen Ge rätes abgegeben. Due to an operation of the operating member a control signal for a control computer of a medical Ge is discharged rätes. Ein Arzt oder Untersucher kann über den Fuß schalter Daten, wie z. A physician or examiner can over the foot switch data such. B. Steuersignale, an einen Rechner ab geben, ohne seine Hände, die im sterilen Arbeitsfeld sind, zu benutzen. As control signals passed to a computer on without using his hands, which are in the sterile field of work. Eine Vielzahl von verschiedenen Steuersignalen, vergleichbar wie bei einer Tastatur, ist mit dem Fußschalter nicht zu erzeugen. A variety of different control signals, similar as with a keyboard is not to produce with the foot switch.

In der DE-OS 44 41 169 ist ein Eingabegerät zum Verschieben einer Marke auf einem Monitor beschrieben, das auch in hoch frequenten elektromagnetischen Feldern ungestörte Steuersi gnale an einen angeschlossenen Rechner liefern kann. In the DE-OS 44 41 169 an input device for moving a mark described on a monitor, the gnale undisturbed Steuersi also in high-frequency electromagnetic fields may provide to a connected computer. Zudem verursacht das Steuergerät selbst keine Störungen, insbeson dere stört es nicht den Betrieb eines unmittelbar in seiner Nähe angeordneten Magnetresonanzgeräts. In addition, the control unit itself does not cause interference, and in particular it does not disturb the operation of which is arranged directly in its vicinity magnetic resonance apparatus. Dazu umfaßt das Ge häuse eine elektrische Abschirmung. For this purpose comprises Ge housing an electrical shield. Innerhalb des Gehäuses erzeugte elektrische Signale werden in optische Signale umge wandelt und dann über eine faseroptische Übertragungsstrecke abgegeben. generated within the housing converts electrical signals converted into optical signals and then delivered via a fiber optic link. Die im Gehäuse eingebauten elektrischen und elek tronischen Bauteile werden über ein Durchführungsfilter mit elektrischer Energie versorgt. The built in the housing electrical and elec tronic components are supplied via a feedthrough filter with electrical energy.

Auch bei der in der DE-OS 196 39 921 beschriebenen Endosko pie-Videokamera sind die vorstehend schon angeführten Maßnah men angewendet, um einen störungsfreien Betrieb in unmittel barer Nähe eines Magnetresonanzgeräts zu ermöglichen. Also in the process described in DE-A 196 39 921 Endosko pie-video camera, the measures above mentioned are already applied measures to allow trouble-free operation in the direct vicinity of a magnetic resonance apparatus.

Der Erfindung liegt nun die Aufgabe zugrunde, ein Dateneinga begerät anzugeben, das direkt von dem Operateur benutzt wer den kann. The invention is based on the object of a Dateneinga begerät specify which used directly by the operator who can to.

Die Aufgabe wird dadurch gelöst, daß die äußeren Oberflächen mit einer sterilen Hülle abgedeckt sind. The object is achieved in that the outer surfaces are covered with a sterile sheath.

Damit kann das Dateneingabegerät in der sterilen Umgebung in unmittelbarer Nähe des Operateurs positioniert werden. So that the data input device can be positioned in the sterile environment in the immediate vicinity of the surgeon. Der Operateur kann entsprechende Bedienoberflächen, die auch in verschiedene Bereiche unterteilt sein können, um verschiedene Eingabedaten für den angeschlossenen Rechner zu erzeugen, un mittelbar selbst betätigen. The surgeon can operate un appropriate user interfaces that can be divided into different areas to generate various input data for the connected computer indirectly itself.

Die eingegebenen Daten können kabellos, z. The data entered can wirelessly such. B. über Infrarot- oder Ultraschallsignale, übertragen werden. For example, be transmitted via infrared or ultrasonic signals. Ist jedoch ein Anschlußkabel mit dem Dateneingabegerät verbunden, dann deckt gemäß einer vorteilhaften Ausgestaltung die sterile Hülle vom Dateneingabegerät ausgehend zumindest einen Teil des An schlußkabels ab. but is connected to the data input device is a connecting cable, then covers according to an advantageous embodiment, the sterile sheath of the data input device starting at least a portion of the on-circuit cable from.

Bei einer alternativen vorteilhaften Ausgestaltung wird ein steriles Anschlußkabel mit dem Dateneingabegerät verbunden. In an alternative advantageous embodiment a sterile cable with the data input device is connected. Nachdem das Dateneingabegerät mit der sterilen Hülle abge deckt ist, wird das sterile Anschlußkabel mit dem Dateneinga begerät verbunden, wobei die Stifte im Anschlußkabel die ste rile Hülle durchstoßen. After the data input device covers backwards with the sterile cover, the sterile connection cable is connected with the begerät Dateneinga, the pins in the cable pierce the ste rile shell.

Damit sich die sterile Hülle an die Bedienoberfläche eng an schmiegen kann, umfaßt die Bedienoberfläche gemäß einer vor teilhaften Ausgestaltung Kurzhubtasten. Thus, the sterile sleeve can nestle against the control surface closely, the user interface comprises according to a front part of short-stroke embodiment.

Ausführungsbeispiele der Erfindung werden im folgenden anhand von drei Figuren erläutert. Embodiments of the invention are hereinafter with reference to three figures. Es zeigen: Show it:

Fig. 1 eine erste Ausführungsform, bei der das Dateneinga begerät fest in einer Tischoberfläche eingearbeitet ist, Fig. 1 shows a first embodiment in which the Dateneinga begerät is fixedly incorporated into a table surface,

Fig. 2 ein mobiles Dateneingabegerät mit einer sterilen Ab deckung und einem sterilen Anschlußkabel und Fig. 2 cover a mobile data input device with a sterile Ab and a sterile connection cable and

Fig. 3 ein mobiles Dateneingabegerät mit einer sterilen Ab deckung, die zusätzlich ein Teil des Anschlußkabels steril abdeckt. Fig. 3 cover a mobile data input device with a sterile Ab, which additionally covers a part of the connecting cable sterile.

Fig. 1 zeigt in einer Draufsicht eine Tischoberfläche 2 , wo rin in einer Vertiefung eine Eingabetastatur 4 eingearbeitet ist. Fig. 1 shows a plan view of a table top 2, where rin is incorporated in a recess of an input keyboard 4. Die Eingabetastatur 4 besitzt Kurzhubtasten 6 , so daß sich eine leicht zu reinigende und glatte Bedienoberfläche ergibt, die bündig zur Tischoberfläche 2 angeordnet ist. The input keyboard 4 has short-stroke keys 6, so that an easy to clean and smooth control surface results, which is arranged flush with the table surface. 2 Zu sätzlich ist in der Bedienoberfläche ein Touchpad 8 zur Steu erung eines Cursors eingearbeitet. Additionally to a touch pad 8 for augmentation STEU a cursor is incorporated in the user interface.

Die gesamte Bedienoberfläche der Eingabetastatur 4 ist mit einer Abdeckung 10 versehen, die hier in Form einer rechtec kigen Folie auf der Tischoberfläche 2 befestigt ist. The entire user interface of the input keyboard 4 is provided with a cover 10 which is secured here in the form of a Rectangular Parallelepiped kigen film on the table top. 2 Zur Be festigung kann die Abdeckung 10 selbsthaftend ausgeführt sein. May attachment to Be the cover 10 be made self-adhesive. Sie wird dann nur durch leichtes Andrücken sicher befe stigt. It is then safe Stigt BEFE only light pressure. Dabei paßt sich die Abdeckung 10 den Tastaturkonturen weitgehend an. Here, the cover 10 fits the contours keyboard aligned.

Die sterile Abdeckung ist größer als die Bedienoberfläche der Eingabetastatur 4 . The sterile cover is larger than the operating surface of the input keyboard. 4 Die noch freie Tischoberfläche 2 kann dann noch mit sterilen Tüchern vollständig abgedeckt werden, wobei die sterilen Tücher aus Sicherheitsgründen die sterile Abdec kung 10 randseitig überlappen sollen. The still free table surface 2 can then be completely covered with sterile cloths, wherein the cloths sterile kung the sterile Deca for security reasons should overlap the edges 10th Die Abdeckung kann auch so groß ausgeführt sein, daß sowohl die Eingabetastatur 4 als auch die gesamte Tischoberfläche 2 vollständig abgedeckt wer den und daß zusätzlich allseitig die Abdeckung 10 wie ein Tischtuch über die Kanten der Tischoberfläche 2 herabhängen kann. The cover may also be made so large that both the input keyboard 4 and the entire table surface 2 completely covered on all sides who in addition the cover 10 may hang down like a table cloth over the edges of the table top 2 and the.

Fig. 2 zeigt in einer Draufsicht ein mobiles Dateneingabege rät, wobei die Eingabetastatur hier in einem eigenständigen Gehäuse untergebracht ist. Fig. 2 shows a plan view of a mobile Dateneingabege advises, wherein the input keyboard has housed in a separate housing. Die Eingabetastatur 4 besitzt auch - wie bei der Ausführung nach Fig. 1 - Kurzhubtasten 6 , da mit sich eine im wesentlichen glatte Bedienoberfläche ergibt. The input keyboard 4 also has - as in the embodiment according to Fig. 1 - 6 short-stroke keys, as with a substantially smooth user interface is obtained. Die Eingabetastatur einschließlich des Gehäuses ist mit einer sterilen Abdeckung 10 A versehen, die das Eingabegerät voll ständig und ohne Öffnungen umgibt. The input keyboard including the housing 10 is provided with an A sterile cover surrounding the input device fully independently and without openings. Sie ist beispielsweise aus einer durchsichtigen Folie als steriler Sack ausgeführt, des sen Abmessungen denen des Eingabegeräts angepaßt sind. It is for example designed as a sterile bag, the sen dimensions of the input device which are adapted from a transparent film. Bei der in Fig. 2 dargestellten Ausführungsform wird ein steri les Kabel 12 verwendet, das in einem ebenfalls sterilen Stec ker 14 endet. In the illustrated in Fig. 2, a steri les cable 12 is used, the ends ker in an equally sterile Stec fourteenth Das Kabel 12 einschließlich des Steckers 14 ist entweder als steriler Einmal-Artikel ausgeführt oder aus ei nem sterilisierbaren Material hergestellt. The cable 12 including the plug 14 is performed either as a sterile disposable product made of egg nem sterilizable material. Der Stecker 14 be sitzt einen Kragen 16 , der länger als die Anschlußstifte 18 ausgebildet ist. The plug 14 be seated a collar 16, which is formed longer than the terminal pins 18th Wird der Stecker 14 in die Anschlußbuchse 20 des Dateneingabegeräts gesteckt, deckt zunächst der Kragen 16 die sterile Hülle 10 A ab. If the plug 14 inserted into the connector socket 20 of the data input device initially covers the collar 16 from the sterile sheath 10 A. Erst danach durchstoßen die Stec kerstifte 18 die sterile Hülle 10 A. Only then is the Stec pierced kerstifte 18, the sterile sheath 10 A.

Bei der in Fig. 3 dargestellten alternativen Ausführungsform eines mobilen Dateneingabegeräts ist eine sterile Abdeckung 103 vorgesehen, die einen Ansatz 20 besitzt, der einen Teil des Anschlußkabels 12 steril abdecken kann. In the illustrated in Fig. 3 alternative embodiment of a mobile data input device, a sterile cover 103 is provided which has a projection 20 which can cover a portion of the connection cable 12 sterile. Der Ansatz 20 muß das Kabel 12 mindestens innerhalb des sterilen Operationsar beitsplatzes abdecken. The projection 20 must cover the cable 12 worksta- tions at least within the sterile Operationsar. Im übrigen entspricht die Eingabeta statur den vorangegangenen Ausführungen. Moreover, the Eingabeta stature previous versions corresponds.

Das sterile Dateneingabegerät läßt sich mit Modifikationen auch zur direkten Steuerung eines Magnetresonanzgeräts durch einen Operateur einsetzen. The sterile data input device can be used with modifications also directly control a magnetic resonance apparatus by an operator. In diesem Fall ist das Gehäuse aus nicht magnetischem Material, wie z. In this case, the housing of non-magnetic material such. B. Edelstahl oder metalli sierter Kunststoff, zur Hochfrequenzabschirmung ausgeführt. As stainless steel or metalli lized plastic, running for RF shielding. Dabei muß darauf geachtet werden, daß die Öffnungen wesent lich kleiner als ein Viertel der Wellenlänge der relevanten Störsignale sind. Care must be taken to ensure that the openings are Wesent Lich smaller than a quarter of the wavelength of the relevant interference.

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  1. 1. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät mit ei ner zugänglichen äußeren Oberfläche, die eine Bedienoberflä che ( 4 ) umfaßt, dadurch gekennzeich net , daß die äußere Oberfläche mit einer sterilen Ab deckung ( 10 , 10 A, 10 B) abgedeckt ist. 1. Operation job-suitable data input device with egg ner accessible outer surface comprising a Bedienoberflä surface (4), characterized in that the outer surface with a sterile Ab cover (10, 10 A, 10 B) is covered.
  2. 2. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät nach Anspruch 1, dadurch gekennzeich net, daß die sterile Abdeckung ( 10 , 10 A, 10 B) im Bereich der Bedienoberfläche ( 4 ) aus einem durchsichtigen Material besteht. 2. Operation job-suitable data input device according to claim 1, characterized in that the sterile cover (10, 10 A, 10 B) is in the range of the user interface (4) of a transparent material.
  3. 3. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät nach einem der Ansprüche 1 oder 2, dadurch ge kennzeichnet, daß ein Anschlußkabel ( 12 ) mit dem Dateneingabegerät verbunden ist und daß die sterile Hülle ( 10 B) einen Ansatz ( 20 ) aufweist, zum Abdecken mindestens ei nes vom Dateneingabegerät ausgehenden Teils des Anschlußka bels. 3. Operation job-suitable data input device according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that a connecting cable (12) is connected to the data input device and that the sterile sheath (10 B) has a boss (20), at least ei nes for covering from the data input device bels outgoing part of the Anschlußka.
  4. 4. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät nach einem der Ansprüche 1 oder 2, dadurch ge kennzeichnet, daß ein steriles Anschlußkabel ( 12 , 14 ) mit dem Dateneingabegerät verbunden ist. 4. Operation job-suitable data input device according to any one of claims 1 or 2, characterized in that a sterile connection cable (12, 14) is connected to the data input device.
  5. 5. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, dadurch ge kennzeichnet, daß die Bedienoberfläche Kurz hub-Tasten ( 6 ) umfaßt. 5. Operation job-suitable data input device according to any one of claims 1 to 4, characterized in that the control surface comprises short-stroke keys (6).
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