3D Optical Scanner and Machine Vision Platform for Brain Surgeons
The Problem: Brain Shift
Surgical navigation systems rely on the patient’s preoperative MRI to guide the surgeon during surgery. BUT the brain is continuously changing shape during the procedure.
The FDA recently warned surgeons that errors in surgical navigation systems are causing patient deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries, failed, aborted or prolonged medical procedures.
These errors affect millions of patients every year, costing hospitals billions in related costs.
We are building a Machine Vision Platform based on our uniquely capable 3D Optical Scanner to track sub-millimeter changes to the exposed brain. We will use this data to simulate brain shift and repeatedly update the navigation system with corrected MRIs.
Our 3D scanner and machine vision platform aims to prevent the profound clinical and economic pains associated with open brain surgery.
FOR PATIENTS: preservation of healthy brain tissue, shorter anesthesia time leading to faster recoveries and fewer complications
FOR SURGEONS: able to perform the planned procedure faster and more precisely
FOR HOSPITALS: reduced cost associated with extended recoveries, failed or aborted procedures, and uncompensated readmissions