In order to improve surgical practices, pioneers at the AP-HP (Assistance Publique-Hôpitaux de Paris) and IMT (Institut Mines-Télécom) set up in 2019 an ‘augmented operating room’ innovation chair in order to develop the operating room of the future: The "Bloc OPératoire Augmenté" (BOPA) chair.
This initiative bridges the digital and physical world, modernising the human and technological resources in the operating room. The main objective is to reduce the risk of error using technological innovation but without forgetting the human dimension. Thanks to a multi-trade and multidisciplinary ecosystem (of researchers, students and others), the work of the research chair aims to design, develop, experiment, prototype and integrate a new operating room model within the hospital.
The power of technological and human approach increased with sight, speech and touch, the computer is the co-pilot, the control tower & the black box in the operating room.
The Assistance Publique–Hôpitaux de Paris (AP-HP), one of the world’s largest university hospital trust systems.