NUCLeUS is our flexible, easy-to-use video-over-IP platform that streamlines the distribution of multiple image and data sources across hospitals’ standard IT networks.
Now the power of NUCLeUS is expanded with a family of smart applications that add valuable new real time image processing and management features. Three apps are already available, licensed to hospitals on a per-operating room basis. And since NUCLeUS is built around open APIs, third-party developers have the opportunity to create new applications of their own.
NUCLeUS is a vendor-neutral platform: this allows all apps to be used in conjunction with stock endoscopes from a wide range of manufacturers. Integrators and clinicians can thus enjoy the benefits of using NUCLeUS smart apps without being tied to specific hardware.
There are frequently situations in the operating room where a surgeon seeks the opinions of another consultant. Traditionally, this has meant inviting colleagues into the OR to view a procedure at first hand. The Telestration app allows the remote addition of visual annotations to camera images. A colleague viewing real-time video from the OR on a networked PC can add coloured freehand lines and preset shapes that are superimposed over the live video stream. These annotations can be viewed back in the OR with no perceptible delay, assisting the surgeon with accurate decision making. The annotated images can also be broadcast to students in a lecture theatre as a valuable teaching tool.