“I consider navigating all my hips in the future.”
This summarizes the experience of the 4 hour wet lab session at AMTS Academy for Medical Training and Simulation in Muttenz, Switzerland together with our medical partners PD Dr. Karl-Heinz Widmer (Orthopädie Kantonsspital Schaffhausen) and Prof. Dr. Henrik Schroeder-Boersch (HELIOS Aukamm-Klinik, Wiesbaden).
The goal of the wet-lab was to verify the navigation technology under real-life conditions and test the instruments.
The navigation with the new miniaturized Naviswiss system was effortless and the measurement results immediate. No line of sight issues occurred (unlike conventional navigation systems which have a large equipment tower standing outside the sterile area and therefore need free view on the patient – but usually someone is standing in the way).
All instruments worked well. Small optimizations will be implemented before obtaining the CE approval early 2017.
The patented NAVItags worked very well and supported the minimally invasive direct anterior and antero-lateral approaches. No problems with visibility or cleaning occurred during surgery.
Interested in finding out more about Naviswiss’ affordable, miniaturized surgical navigation technologies? We invite you to join us at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) on Thursday, November 24, 2016 from 8:45 am to 17:30 at the Congress Center Basel. We will be showcased at the accompanying Future Expo together with other promising projects and futuristic Swiss technologies.