In the operating room many different electronic devices have to cooperate perfectly, so that the operation succeeds. However, this does not always work as different manufacturers rely on different communication systems. The partners in the ZiMT project want to change this and create a standard for the networking of devices.
What does ZiMT mean?
ZiMT = Certifiable integrated medical technology and IT systems based on open standards in the operating room and clinic
The aim of the initiative is to develop and implement basic concepts for the secure dynamic networking of components in operating rooms and clinics on the basis of an open standard in the pre-competition field of medical technology research and development, and to synchronize them with current national and international standardization activities. The networking of computer-controlled medical devices in the operating theater and the interaction of these devices with medically approved software is a particular challenge to the information and communication industry in the medical application field.
We are also a partner of ZiMT, and with our many years of experience, we are fully involved in the implementation of the goal.
This project is funded by the European Fund for Regional Development (EFRE) and the State of North Rhine-Westphalia.