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Publication numberDE19851291 A1
Publication typeApplication
Application numberDE1998151291
Publication date5 Jan 2000
Filing date6 Nov 1998
Priority date6 Nov 1998
Publication number1998151291, 98151291, DE 19851291 A1, DE 19851291A1, DE-A1-19851291, DE19851291 A1, DE19851291A1, DE1998151291, DE98151291
InventorsAndrea Schwarz, Rainer Kuth
ApplicantSiemens Ag
Export CitationBiBTeX, EndNote, RefMan
External Links: DPMA, Espacenet
Data input unit suitable for use in operating theatre
DE 19851291 A1
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.
Claims(5)  translated from German
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. Operational 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 cover From (10, 10 A, 10 B) is covered.
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) in the area of the user interface (4) made of a transparent material.
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 in that the sterile sheath (10 B) has a shoulder (20), for covering at least egg nes from the data input device outgoing part of the Anschlußka lever.
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. Operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät nach einem der Ansprüche 1 bis 4, dadurch ge kennzeichnet, daß die Bedienoberfläche Kurz hub-Tasten ( 6 ) umfaßt. 5. The surgical 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).
Description  translated from German

Die Erfindung betrifft ein operationsarbeitsplatztaugliches Dateneingabegerät mit einer zugänglichen äußeren Oberfläche. The invention relates to an operational job-compatible data input device with an accessible external surface.

Für die Bedienung eines Computers werden oft als Dateneinga begerät Tastaturen verwendet. To operate a computer often begerät as Dateneinga keyboards are used. Das gleiche gilt auch für Steu errechner, die beispielsweise zur Steuerung von medizinischen bildgebenden Diagnosegeräten vorgesehen sind. The same is true for STEU errechner, for example, are provided for the control of medical diagnostic imaging equipment. 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 used from Ste rilitätsgründen not by the operator, but by ditional staff to 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 workplace-compatible data input device that can be operated by the surgeon himself, is known from DE-PS 196 24 517. Das Dateneingabegerät umfaßt ein an einem Arbeitsstuhl in Fuß-Fersenhöhe befestigtes Betätigungs teil. The data input device comprises a partially attached to a work chair in feet Heel height actuation. 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. B. Steuersignale, an einen Rechner ab geben, ohne seine Hände, die im sterilen Arbeitsfeld sind, zu benutzen. A doctor or examiner can over the foot switch data such. 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 in 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 DE-OS 44 41 169 an input device for moving a brand is described on a monitor, the signals undisturbed Steuersi in high frequency electromagnetic fields can deliver 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 controller itself may not cause interference, and in particular it does not interfere with the operation of an immediately around him arranged magnetic resonance apparatus. Dazu umfaßt das Ge häuse eine elektrische Abschirmung. These include the Ge housing electrical shielding. Innerhalb des Gehäuses erzeugte elektrische Signale werden in optische Signale umge wandelt und dann über eine faseroptische Übertragungsstrecke abgegeben. Generated within the housing electrical signals into optical signals and vice converts delivered over a fiber optic link. Die im Gehäuse eingebauten elektrischen und elek tronischen Bauteile werden über ein Durchführungsfilter mit elektrischer Energie versorgt. The case-mounted electrical and electronic version of the 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. Even with that described in DE-A 196 39 921 endoscopes pie video camera above the already mentioned measures are applied measures to ensure 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, a Dateneinga begerät indicate the 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. In order for 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 corresponding user interfaces, which can be divided into different areas to generate different input data to the connected computer, even indirectly.

Die eingegebenen Daten können kabellos, z. B. über Infrarot- oder Ultraschallsignale, übertragen werden. The data entered can wirelessly, for., Via infrared or ultrasonic signals are transmitted. 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. However, if a cable connected to the data input device, then cover according to an advantageous embodiment, the sterile sheath of the data input device based at least a portion of the connecting cord from to.

Bei einer alternativen vorteilhaften Ausgestaltung wird ein steriles Anschlußkabel mit dem Dateneingabegerät verbunden. In an alternative embodiments, a sterile connecting cable to 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 is detected backwards with the sterile sheath, the sterile connection cable is connected to the begerät Dateneinga with the pins in the cable pierce the ste rile envelope.

Damit sich die sterile Hülle an die Bedienoberfläche eng an schmiegen kann, umfaßt die Bedienoberfläche gemäß einer vor teilhaften Ausgestaltung Kurzhubtasten. Thus, the sterile sheath can snuggle up to the user interface closely, including the user interface according to an embodiment of short-stroke front part.

Ausführungsbeispiele der Erfindung werden im folgenden anhand von drei Figuren erläutert. Embodiments of the invention will be explained below with reference to three Figures. Es zeigen: In the drawings:

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 begerät Dateneinga is fixedly incorporated into a table surface,

Fig. 2 ein mobiles Dateneingabegerät mit einer sterilen Ab deckung und einem sterilen Anschlußkabel und FIG. 2 a mobile data entry device cover with a sterile Now and a sterile connecting cable and

Fig. 3 ein mobiles Dateneingabegerät mit einer sterilen Ab deckung, die zusätzlich ein Teil des Anschlußkabels steril abdeckt. FIG. 3 a mobile data entry device with a sterile cover from 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 as to provide an easy-to-clean and smooth user interface, which is located flush with the table surface 2. Zu sätzlich ist in der Bedienoberfläche ein Touchpad 8 zur Steu erung eines Cursors eingearbeitet. Addition to being incorporated into the user interface a touchpad 8 for STEU ng of a cursor.

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 2 on the table surface. Zur Be festigung kann die Abdeckung 10 selbsthaftend ausgeführt sein. Be the cover for mounting can be performed 10 self-adhesive. Sie wird dann nur durch leichtes Andrücken sicher befe stigt. You will then Stigt only by lightly pressing BEFE sure. Dabei paßt sich die Abdeckung 10 den Tastaturkonturen weitgehend an. Here, the cover 10 fits the contours keyboard to a large extent.

Die sterile Abdeckung ist größer als die Bedienoberfläche der Eingabetastatur 4 . The sterile cover is larger than the operating surface of the input keyboard 4th 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 last free table top 2 can be completely covered with sterile drapes then, the sterile towels sterile Deca effect 10 should overlap the edges for safety. 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 can also be designed such that both the input keyboard 4 and the entire table surface 2 fully covered on all sides who in addition, the cover can and the 10 hanging like a table cloth over the edges of the table surface 2.

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 said input keyboard is located here in a standalone 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 has also - as in the embodiment of FIG. 1 - 6 short-stroke keys, since there is a substantially smooth user interface. 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 is provided with a sterile cover 10 A, which surrounds 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 designed as a sterile bag, for example, a transparent film, the sen dimensions are adapted to those of the input device. 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 embodiment shown in Fig. 2 is a steri les cable 12 is used, the amplifiers 14 also terminates in a sterile Stec. 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 either as a sterile disposable product made from egg nem sterilizable material. Der Stecker 14 be sitzt einen Kragen 16 , der länger als die Anschlußstifte 18 ausgebildet ist. The plug 14 be located a collar 16 which is formed longer than the terminal pins 18. 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 socket 20 of the data input device, will initially cover the collar 16, the sterile sheath 10 A from. Erst danach durchstoßen die Stec kerstifte 18 die sterile Hülle 10 A. Only then pierce the Stec kerstifte 18 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 approach 20, the cable must cover 12 worksta- at least within the sterile Operationsar. Im übrigen entspricht die Eingabeta statur den vorangegangenen Ausführungen. Moreover corresponds to the stature Eingabeta the previous versions.

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. B. Edelstahl oder metalli sierter Kunststoff, zur Hochfrequenzabschirmung ausgeführt. In this case, the housing of non-magnetic material such, as stainless steel or plastic metalli ized carried out for high-frequency 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 less than a quarter of the wavelength of the relevant noise.

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International ClassificationG06F3/02, A61G13/02, A61B19/08
Cooperative ClassificationG06F3/0202, A61G13/02, H01H2223/003, H01H2300/014, A61B46/10
European ClassificationA61B19/08B, G06F3/02A
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