A stubborn problem
As a surgeon, you rely on an array of MRI and CT scans, but can't navigate them because the keyboard and mouse that control them aren't sterile.
An elegant solution
The GestSure system uses advanced sensors that allow you to access your imagery through simple hand gestures.
To get around this, you're forced to either:
- Scrub out, consult the imagery, then leave the OR to scrub back in. This process can take up to 10 minutes: Precious time when a patient is anesthetized, and expensive at an OR time cost of $62/minute.
- Wait for a non-sterile circulating nurse to become available, but that too takes time - and the nurse doesn't know the case or the anatomy the way you do.
From your operating table position, you employ a simple set of gestural commands that allow you to do anything you would with a conventional mouse.
And as advanced as the technology is, to the operating room computer it's no different than a standard USB input device. That means there's no need to install special software or drivers, and it requires minimal hospital IT support. In fact, it's compatible with all medical imaging viewers, today.
✓ Allows for fast, reliable access to information at the point of care.
✓ Eliminates the need to bridge the sterile field and risk surgical site infection.
✓ Reduces surgery time and cost ($420-620 per scrub-out).
✓ Easily integrates into OR environment with no special software or drivers.
Featured in Microsoft's 2014 Super Bowl commercial
Watch the expanded GestSure story here
Co-Founder and CEO
A Waterloo-trained mechatronics engineer with a machine vision subspecialization, Jamie brings a number of skills to the team. He has co-founded two technology companies before GestSure Technologies, growing them into successful businesses before seeking a new challenge.
Co-Founder and CTO
Greg comes to GestSure with a background as a senior software engineer for a medical devices company and expertise in embedded systems, the software development process, and a number of important platforms. Greg studied computer engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Co-Founder and Medical Lead
A general surgery resident at the University of Toronto with an electrical engineering background, Matt helps bridge our technology with the demanding world of the operating room. Our use of gestural interfaces originated from Matt’s frustration with not being able to manipulate the technology around him while scrubbed in the OR.
Sales Engineer and Operations Lead
A former mechanical engineering consultant with a specialization in biomechanics from the University of Waterloo, Sharon supports the team with experience in sales and contract negotiations. Her extensive knowledge of project management is a great asset to the team.
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