Imke Meyer-Lamp, Margarete Boos, Lisa Schugmann, Conrad Leitsmann, Lutz Trojan and Martin Friedrich

The Silent Operating Theatre Optimisation System for positive impact on surgical staff-members' stress, exhaustion, activity and concentration in urologic da Vinci® surgeries

British Medical Journal

Noise in the operating room (OR) is a stressor with far-reaching negative consequences. The Silent Operating Theatre Optimisation System (SOTOS) suppresses the noise level in the OR and improves the communication of the OR-staff. This study investigates whether SOTOS has a positive impact on the OR-staff’s perceived stress, exhaustion, activity and concentration.