Surgeons rely on an array of MRI and CT scans during a procedure.  But they can't navigate those images because the keyboard and mouse that control them aren't sterile. 

To get around this, the surgeon is forced to scrub out, consult the imaging, and then leave the operating room 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 per minute. Another option is to wait for a non-sterile circulating nurse or other ancillary staff to become available to control the imaging.

However, this can take approximately the same amount of time, as the nurse doesn't know the case or the anatomy the way the surgeon does. A sterile cover or towel over the mouse is also done at times, but a growing number of hospitals are prohibiting this practice due to an increased risk of site infection.  

The GestSure system allows surgeons to access their imagery quickly and precisely through simple hand gestures.

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.



  • A more intuitive and effective way to access patient imaging: Better work flow during surgery with fewer breaks in concentration.
  • Compatible with all medical image viewers including all PACS and enterprise viewers. 
  • Includes mouse refresh feature, which allows surgeons to remain logged-in and avoid HIPAA lockout
  • Surgeons typically achieve fluency in less than 10 minutes. 
  • Simple gestures to control mouse movement, scroll functions, left and right click. 
  • Does not connect to the network or internet nor does the system store patient data, thus HIPAA compliance is not required
  • Used in surgeries in Toronto for over 3 years and currently installed at a number of U.S. and Canadian hospitals. 
  • System comes in three standard configurations: cart, boom or wall/desk mount. These can be designed around your OR’s spacial constraints. 
  • Collaborative control means that multiple surgeons can take turns directing the imaging. This improves intra-operative communication, and can also be used to let medical students and residents to view specific patient anatomy on-screen during surgery for teaching purposes. 


  • Usability Range: 2.5ft to 13ft (0.8m to 4m)
  • User Viewing angle of camera: 57.5°
  • Power supply: 120V AC power
  • Connection to OR computer: USB (Standard A, 1.0/2.0/3.0)
  • Software and drivers: None needed (Plug-and-play)
  • HIPAA compliance: N/A (No access to user data)
Usability Range

Usability Range


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