Are We Ready for Our Close-up?: Why and How We Must Embrace Video in the OR
Video recording surgical procedures has gained public and industry attention recently, for good reason: filming surgical activity has far-reaching potential, but comes with significant questions about its role in the operating room (OR). Incorporating OR cameras, microphones, and other sensors is a natural next step in pursuing surgical data, so creating buy-in among the medical and patient communities is crucial. Furthermore, even with stakeholder acceptance, surgi-videography pioneers bear the significant responsibility of architecting a system that complements the existing OR environment, while respecting requirements for sterility, privacy, and data protection.