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Hacking the Operating Room

October 12, 2017

Hacking the Operating Room

When you think of hospital staff, you probably think about doctors and nurses. But what about engineers? They’re in hospitals across the country, fixing and maintaining equipment for doctors. Alex Orlando takes us to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center, where engineer Richard Fechter isn’t just fixing tools for the operating room–he’s inventing them, too.


REPORTER: Alex Orlando
PHOTO: Richard Fechter demos one of his devices. Photo by Stefanie Le.

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