A Machine Vision Platform for Brain Surgery.
According to an FDA warning, errors in the navigation systems used by surgeons are leading to “deaths, serious or life-threatening injuries”.
So we built a uniquely capable 3D optical scanner to address the dominant error in open brain surgery, “brain-shift”.
Solving this problem will preserve healthy brain tissue for the patient and reduce their time under anesthesia while saving U.S. hospitals billions in costs associated with failed and aborted procedures, extended recovery periods, and uncompensated readmissions.
Taking the guess work out of brain surgery.
How our solution for brain-shift works:
Surgical navigation systems rely on the patients preoperative MRI- to guide the surgeon during surgery.
But, the brain is continuously changing shape during the procedure.
During surgery, our 3D optical scanner tracks sub-millimeter changes to the exposed brain. We can use this data to simulate brain shift.
We repeatedly update the navigation system with corrected MRI’s
For the patient, we preserve healthy brain tissue and shorten the time under anesthesia leading to faster recoveries with fewer complications.
Surgeons can perform the procedure are planned, faster and more precisely.
Reduced Hospital costs associated with extended recovery times, failed or aborted procedures, and uncompensated readmissions.