In the operating rooms, there is a need to reduce the interference of the overhead lights with surgeon and nurse mobility.
For some complicated surgeries, there is a need to keep all surgical instruments within an easily reachable distance of the scrub nurse at his/her side table.
While using some electrocauteries, there is a need to prevent surgeons from being electrically shocked on the hand from the connection between the instrument and the power cable.
During procedures that require heavy use of the electrocautery, there is a need to prevent the loss of functionality of the electrocautery when used for prolonged periods of time at a high power setting.
For endoscopic procedures, there is a need to retrospectively view the surgery in order to enable surgeons to learn from previous operations.
During open surgery, there is a need for an inexpensive and non-intrusive way to video record the area within and around the surgical site.
There is a need for a more precise method of dissecting tissue that can cut as fast as the electrocautery without discharging sparks that can damage nearby tissue.
During open abdominal and thoracic surgeries, there is a need for a better method of sealing and attaching internal tissues that does not require the surgeon to stick their hand down into the abdominal cavity.