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Video recording in a hospital operating room with the possibility of discussion on a forum

January 25, 2014

Video recording in a hospital operating room with the possibility of discussion on a forum


Client: Hospital


Video monitoring in a hospital operating room can be carried out with the help of a software package. The video monitoring can be in constant operation, or can be turned on directly during surgery by a doctor via a foot-operated switch. Recordings of surgeries are stored on a video server, then catalogued and written up. Hospital personnel can watch any of the videos through the hospital network and discuss it on a forum via tablet computers.

Advantages of the product:

  • Head doctor can check on subordinates.
  • Decrease of fatalities during surgery.
  • Increased level of responsibility in operating room.
  • Exchange of experience for specialists and scientific research work.
  • Using the best examples of work from specialists in training of interns.
  • Possibility of recording complex and unusual cases.
  • Group discussions (with the board of doctors) for severe cases.
  • Service provided as an additional paid option for wealthy clients.


The server runs Windows with a WCF service which allows for client applications to establish connection. The server includes the following features:

  • Accessing the service through a specific user account.
  • Limiting server access based on network hardware used to access the server: through LAN, VPN, Intranet etc.
  • Connecting cameras to the server through DirectShow interface.
  • Capturing, compressing and storing video and audio files in real time.
  • H.264 and MPEG2 video codec support.
  • OGG Vorbis, MP3 and AAC audio codec support.
  • Overlaying the video footage with text and watermarks.
  • Hardware USB-controller support (start/stop button) with status indicator for controlling recording.
  • Client authorization.
  • Inclusion of API for controlling capture, managing settings and integration with 1C and other external systems.
  • Saving the captured video to a local hard drive or an SMB/FTP resource.
  • Protection of hardware from unauthorized copying.


The client is a web application written using ASP.NET MVC technology, equipped with a user interface for communication with the server. The client side is offered as a web application, thanks to the simplicity of setting roles, access rights differentiation and further extension. The client interface includes the following features:

  • Searching a network of available servers.
  • Connection to a server service.
  • Accessing and editing server settings and audio-video capture settings.
  • Setting up the server application for capture.
  • Capture start-up and shut-off.
  • Watching the captured video: fully, partially or viewing a static frame.
  • Forum access.