US 9,808,549 B2
System for detecting sterile field events and related methods
Gregory Welch, Longwood, FL (US); Arjun Nagendran, Orlando, FL (US); Jason Hochreiter, Cocoa, FL (US); Laura Gonzalez, Tampa, FL (US); and Hassan Foroosh, Orlando, FL (US)
Assigned to UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., Orlando, FL (US)
Filed by UNIVERSITY OF CENTRAL FLORIDA RESEARCH FOUNDATION, INC., Orlando, FL (US)
Filed on Dec. 23, 2015, as Appl. No. 14/757,450.
Claims priority of provisional application 62/096,619, filed on Dec. 24, 2014.
Prior Publication US 2016/0184469 A1, Jun. 30, 2016
Int. Cl. H04N 5/228 (2006.01); H04N 7/18 (2006.01); A61L 2/28 (2006.01); G06K 9/00 (2006.01); A61B 5/00 (2006.01)
CPC A61L 2/28 (2013.01) [A61B 5/002 (2013.01); G06K 9/00771 (2013.01); H04N 7/183 (2013.01); A61L 2202/14 (2013.01)] 19 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A system for monitoring a sterile field associated with a medical procedure, the system comprising:
at least one sensor being adjacent an area where the medical procedure is to be performed;
said at least one sensor configured to monitor at least the area, a patient for the medical procedure, and a medical technician for the medical procedure;
a processor coupled to said at least one sensor and configured to
generate a spatial model of the area, the spatial model comprising a plurality of elements,
generate a contamination probability value for each element of the spatial model, and
detect a sterile field event, and an associated location for the sterile field event; and
an output device coupled to said processor and configured to generate an alert indicator when the sterile field event is detected, the alert indicator also including the associated location.