In the research project “SmartOT”, a new concept for autonomous illumination of a surgical wound (site) is being developed and evaluated, which is intended to reduce the workload of the OR staff. Instead of conventional OR lamps, many small lights are placed on the ceiling (“luminous ceiling”) of the operating room, which automatically regulate their intensity to avoid shading of the wound by OR staff.

Project partners:
– Dr. Mach:
– Pius Hospital:
– University of Bremen:
– Computer Graphics and Virtual Reality Research Lab:
– Digital Media Lab:
– University of Oldenburg:
– Qioptiq:
– Kizmo:

An image film by Alexander Klier.