DORA, Digital Operating Room Assistant

Themes: Life Science & Health

Late prototype

A TRL is a measure to indicate the matureness of a developing technology. When an innovative idea is discovered it is often not directly suitable for application. Usually such novel idea is subjected to further experimentation, testing and prototyping before it can be implemented. The image below shows how to read TRL’s to categorise the innovative ideas.

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DORA will prevent disruptions of the workflow of operative processes and thereby improve patient safety and efficiency in the entire care pathway.


DORA monitors events related to patients, personnel, equipment and instruments and uses pattern analysis to discover deviations from protocol and to identify possible risks for patient safety.


The ability to monitor the processes in real-time will have a direct effect on the efficiency of the care pathway and reduce costs. Implemented the knowledge of DORA will grow automatically and incrementally improve patient safety.

Dr. John van den Dobbelsteen


Dr. ir. Linda Wauben

Drs. Frédérique Meeuwsen

Ir. Annetje Guedon

Prof. dr. Jenny Dankelman