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OPTICAL REAL-TIME ANATOMICAL TRACKING FOR MINIMALLY INVASIVE SPINE SURGERY

PathKeeper Surgical, formerly known as Deep Health, has been chosen as the Horizon 2020 EU grant winner of 2.5 million Euro for our Optics MISS (minimally invasive spine surgery) project – a future generation indication of our spine navigation system. The project was rewarded and is partially funded by the European Commission under the Horizon 2020 grant and offers support to enable achievement of market objectives and goals. 

The Optics MISS project offers real-time tracking navigation for spinal surgeries as well as minimally invasive procedures. Navigation precision is a big determinant in spine surgery as the success of the intervention depends on a few millimeters. Existing navigation systems create the anatomical map at the beginning of the operation and follow the movement of the surgical tool. The EU-funded Optics-MISS project proposes the implementation of PathKeeper’s (Deep Health) Spine Navigation System', which uses 3D cameras and proprietary algorithms to automatically register patients by obtaining their preoperative spine CT scans. Once patient registration has been completed, the surgeon is provided with real-time details of the targeted anatomy. Image-guided surgery eliminates the risk of damage and leads to safer and more successful results. The system’s uniqueness is its ability to continuously track the patient’s anatomy and surgical tools in real-time. Additional project details such as the project roadmap and grant agreement information are seen in the below images.

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PathKeeper is grateful for this opportunity and is looking forward to expanding our horizons with this award.