US 10,743,743 B2
Medical observation apparatus
Sumihiro Uchimura, Tokyo (JP)
Assigned to SONY OLYMPUS MEDICAL SOLUTIONS INC., Tokyo (JP)
Filed by Sony Olympus Medical Solutions Inc., Tokyo (JP)
Filed on Jun. 21, 2018, as Appl. No. 16/14,326.
Claims priority of application No. 2017-132244 (JP), filed on Jul. 5, 2017.
Prior Publication US 2019/0008358 A1, Jan. 10, 2019
Int. Cl. H04N 7/18 (2006.01); A61B 1/06 (2006.01); A61B 1/00 (2006.01); A61B 90/00 (2016.01); A62B 1/04 (2006.01); A61B 1/04 (2006.01); A61B 1/05 (2006.01)
CPC A61B 1/0005 (2013.01) [A61B 1/00009 (2013.01); A61B 1/0638 (2013.01); A61B 90/361 (2016.02); A61B 1/00048 (2013.01); A61B 1/05 (2013.01); A61B 2090/364 (2016.02)] 7 Claims
OG exemplary drawing
 
1. A medical observation apparatus, comprising:
circuitry configured to
display on a display an observation image corresponding to a subject;
image plural persons surrounding the subject with a first camera, and output a surrounding image;
select, based on the surrounding image, an indicator from the plural persons;
detect a line of sight of the indicator; and
display on the display a superimposed image having a pointer superimposed on the observation image, the pointer being at a position according to a destination of the line of sight of the indicator,
wherein the indicator is two or more persons of the plural persons, and the circuitry is further configured to cause the display to identifiably display thereon the pointers superimposed on the observation image, the pointers respectively being at the positions corresponding to the destinations of the lines of sight of the two or more indicators.