As inexplicable as it may seem, medical device symbology is not uniform as it is in other fields, such as aviation and roadway signage. Medical errors due to misunderstanding of differing medical user interfaces (MUI) are on the rise as the complexity and variety of medical devices expand.
Optimus has taken the view to standardize user interfaces, so that confusion will be eliminated. “Up” is always up, “down” is always down and “right” is always the users right etc. The Optimus ISE brings control of major components under a unified and intuitive interface. The graphical symbology of the user interface is consistent among all Optimus components so the user can confidently control many devices without mentally having to switch design paradigms. By establishing standards for all medical and electromechanical devices in the operating room, no matter who the manufacturer is, the Optimus UI solution sets a consistent standard that will reduce medical MUI errors.