Saving Lives In The Operating Room Hands-Free
One of the most dangerous aspects of pregnancy is the risk of post-partum hemmoraging. It can be difficult for doctors to accurately estimate the amount of blood loss by relying on visual inspection or sponge measurements. With the maternal death rate in the U.S. rising up to more than double what it was 25 years ago, Gauss Surgical has been developing an innovative iPhone/iPad app that uses phone/tablet cameras to accurately estimate blood loss, operated hands-free with the help of the AirTurn wireless BT-105 pedals.
Triton Fluid Management System by Gauss Surgical recently won FDA clearance. Triton uses the iPad camera to scan surgical sponges that are covered in blood and sophisticated cloud-based computer vision algorithms to process an estimate of the amount of blood contained on that surface, which it then sends back to the OR in real-time. The system is fully HIPAA compliant, requires minimal training, and seamlessly integrates into existing surgical workflow (source: ABC News 4). The Triton will also feature hands-free operation thanks to its compatibility with the AirTurn BT-105 Bluetooth pedal controllers, eliminating the need for surgeons to be distracted while operating or obscuring the iPad screen with messy finger swipes.
Visit http://www.gausssurgical.com for more information about the Triton system.