Starting with why.

According to a 12/2017 FDA warning, patients are being killed or injured every year because of an error in the navigation systems used by surgeons to guide surgical instruments during open brain surgery.

We are building a 3D optical computer vision platform that will update whatever navigation system the surgeon uses with an updated model to correct this error.

Solving this problem will save U.S. hospitals $600,000,000/year, plus the costs of aborted procedures and extended recovery periods, and reduce uncompensated readmissions.  Payers will be spared the costs of lifetime care, and the patients lives and life’s are spared.

Advanced Scanners has been selected to participate in the ANSYS startup program

If you’ve ever seen a rocket launch, flown on an airplane, driven a car, used a computer, touched a mobile device, crossed a bridge, or put on wearable technology, chances are you’ve used a product where ANSYS software played a critical role in its creation. ANSYS is the global leader in engineering simulation. 

We are thankful for the support and proud to be associated with the world leader in engineering simulations.

They have made available a huge swath of their software and extensive support to help us quickly with product development for solving the problem of brain shift.  The software includes mechanical and electrical simulation tools for robust design, as well as a license to implement massive parallel computations for simulating a large variety of scenarios.  This will reduce technical risk by streamlining design and build iterations, improving performance in the operating room. 

From Mentor to Portfolio company

We are proud to announce the we’ve been selected to join their accelerator program and are now a Capital Factory portfolio company.

I have been mentoring for a few years and am looking forward to also being on the receiving end. We have already gone on a couple of roadshows, met with many of their mentors and attended workshops to continuously improve our business model.

Excited to work with the team!

WeWork Creator Awards

Out of >1000 company entries we were among 11 to be flown to California for a full pitch.  We did not get into the final round, but the judges went "off script to support our mission and gave us a year of free office space at the WeWork of our choice.

Thank you to WeWork for all your support of entrepreneurship worldwide, and to our judges:

Elton Kwok, General Manager of Northern California, WeWork @eltonkwok @WeWork

Ben Davis, Founder and Chief Visionary Officer, Illuminate @IlluminatedArts

Jana Lee, BlueRun Ventures @bluerunventures

Ethan Eyler, Entrepreneur & Rider Experience, Lyft @EthanEyler

Mass Challenge Finalist

Advanced Scanners has been selected to participate in the MassChallenge Texas 2018 Startup Accelerator program.

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MassChallenge Texas

MassChallenge Texas is the second domestic and sixth international location in MassChallenge’s global network. Launched in 2018, we are accelerating 84 companies from 5 continents, 11 countries, 12 states, and the five major Texas cities. With the support of corporate partners, innovation leaders, and local government, we are delivering on our promise to help Lone Star State startups win.

Cadaver Lab!

We got to take our scanner out for a test drive!  Supported by our friends at MedtoMarket and Dell Children's Hospital we tested our 3D optical scanner on a cadaver.  Over a 4 hour period we were able to simulate many procedures typical to epilepsy surgery.  The prototype worked perfectly, and accurately measured brain shift!


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