San Diego, CaliforniaHealthcare
Interactive Video Wall for University School of Medicine in San Diego
The UC San Diego Center for the Future of Surgery, located on the University’s La Jolla campus, is dedicated to developing and improving surgical techniques that will revolutionize the field of surgery. Since opening in 2011, the Center has trained more than 25,000 medical students, surgeons, nurses, and industry partners. When the University decided to expand the Center, they wanted it to include cutting-edge AV technology that would help further their goal of providing the highest level of care for surgical patients.
Fluid Sound worked with the Center for the Future of Surgery to develop an interactive touch video wall that could withstand heavy use by surgeons and medical students. The setup incorporates both medical and AV devices for a complete digital solution that allows for superior instruction and surgical technique development. The Center has dubbed the video wall solution their “Wall of Knowledge”.
The Center for the Future of Surgery didn’t need just an ordinary video wall—they needed one with some unique capabilities. Specifically, it needed to be responsive to both gloved and ungloved hands; it had to be able to handle multiple users working on it simultaneously; and it needed to be able to capture live data and cross reference it with archived data quickly and easily.
The Center opted for a 3×3 MultiTaction, unlimited touch, interactive video wall. Video footage can be captured in real time and then compared and analyzed by doctors and medical students. The advanced software solution allows for live data to be cross referenced with archived data and offers access to online capabilities. Each video wall panel operates independently, so there is no phantom touching or redundant performances across the system, and the system operates flawlessly whether a user is wearing medical gloves or not.