Automated Tool System Could Enhance Efficiency in Hospitals, GE Global Research Reveals  
2/5/2013 8:09:58 AM

Technologies used to automate manufacturing processes are to be employed in hospitals in order to track and manage surgical tools. This is the aim of scientists at GE Global Research, who are working with GE Healthcare and the US Department of Veteran’s Affairs (VA) to develop a prototype system capable of locating, sorting, delivering, and sterilising surgical tools with little oversight.