Technology | July 07, 2008

TRUMPF Introduces In-Light HD Operating Room Camera for Video, Still Images

TRUMPF Medical Systems Inc. offers an in-light high definition (HD) operating room camera, the TruVidia HD, which captures and transmits razor sharp, true-to-life images.

The camera offers a 1,080 line horizontal resolution and 2 million pixels. The images are said to be more than twice as clear as those available from standard definition cameras.

Images, captured in wide-screen format, can be transmitted for telemedicine applications or displayed on screen for education.

Integrated surgical suites now utilize HD endoscopes and HD routing systems and the in-light camera is in the same format, the company said. The company said it is the first type of in-light camera to be offered on the market.

The TruVidia HD is integrated into the central handle of the TRUMPF iLED surgical light. The camera is also available on a separate arm. Camera functions, including zoom and rotate can be controlled directly from the sterile field or from the control panel. Captured still images and even entire video sequences can be shared and archived on USB memory sticks.