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Dr. Widmer impacts the cup under realtime navigation assistance
The Naviswiss navigation system has passed final wet lab validation tests with its total hip replacement module for patients in supine position.
Medical partners PD Dr. Karl-Heinz Widmer (Orthopädie Kantonsspital Schaffhausen, Switzerland) and Dr. Andreas Ottersbach (Spital Wallis, Brig, Switzerland) have expressed their satisfaction with the work-flow, surgical technique and instruments. Both are looking forward to use the navigation system in their ORs soon. Full Report…
The previous navigation unit was designed to prove functionality and design.
The final navigation unit is improved for usability…
…with great attention to details…
…and a stunningly beautiful design.
We are glad to announce the arrival of the first batch of production level navigation units. After the wet lab session in November 2016 several usability improvements were implemented. Now the units not only look great, but they are now fully functional and undergo intensive testing for their approval.
The special pattern with its easy to clean
surface is critically important for the
accuracy of the navigation.
The NAVItags™ are a key component of the Naviswiss surgical navigation system. The navigation unit detects each tag by its unique pattern and accurately determines its position within the surgical space. This ultimately leads to precisely measured anatomic landmarks and undisturbed navigation of the surgical instruments.
The tags can be easily cleaned with a wet cloth to remove blood stains quickly and efficiently and they are insensitive to bright OR light to avoid any disturbance.
Vigorous tests with this first serial production batch have demonstrated excellent performance in all requirements.
Visitors update their surgical navigation know-how on Naviswiss’ booth during the SIF Basel.
Many high ranking visitors from business and politics have visited our booth at the Swiss Innovation Forum (SIF) in Basel. Many interesting discussions were held and new contacts made. Visitors also updated their surgical navigation know-how. We were showcased at the accompanying Future Expo together with other promising projects and futuristic Swiss technologies.
Years of hard work have paid off, bringing us one major step closer to market readiness. Our medical partners conducted two navigated total hip replacements with outstanding results.
Surgeons Dr. Widmer (2nd from left) and Dr. Schroeder-Boersch (3rd from left) during the successful wet lab session.
“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 and the instruments under real-life conditions.
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 or something 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 any of the two surgeries.
Now we have it all together: engineering, medical partners, management, finance and – finally – marketing and sales.
We are excited to announce a new addition to our team: Christian Calame is a sales and marketing professional with many years of experience in the field of orthopedic navigation, and just the person to help launch Naviswiss’ New Navigated Surgery onto the market.