Our patent-pending Force-Sensing Film accurately measures the forces exerted on the tissue from Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) instruments for laparoscopic surgery. The forces detected by the Film are wirelessly relayed to the surgeon providing real-time force feedback and alerting when dangerous force levels have been reached. Our Force-Sensing Film can retrofit to any standard rigid MIS instrument itself.
Use of the Film aims to efficiently and effectively train surgical residents and increase surgical safety and the quality of care available during Minimally Invasive Surgery.
Surgical Safety It is Our Motivation
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) is quickly being adopted because of its reduction in surgical trauma compared to open surgery; however there are still issues associated with this improved surgical procedure. The main disadvantages are:
Lack of training or inexperience of surgeon.
Minimal feedback provided by the surgical endoscope camera view.
Deprived sense of touch increasing risk of accidental injury - leading to longer recovery time, hospital stays AND post-operative complications
The impact which these issues have on patient safety has motivated SensOR to develop the Force-Sensing Film to improve upon and/or eradicate each of these problems.
Increases patient safety. Reduces complications and duration of post-operative hospital stays.
Improves surgical outcomes and re-admission rates, while saving money for the hospital.
Safer surgeons. Helps warn surgeons when orce limits have been reached.
For Medical Residents
Used as a training tool in surgical programs for MIS and laparoscopy.
Meet The Team
Chief Executive Officer
Entrepreneur to his second MedTech start-up company with a PhD in Mechanical Engineering and over 5 years of engineering experience in a diverse array of sectors and roles - specializing in medical devices.
Chief Technical Officer
Electrical Engineer working towards his PhD in Biomedical Engineering while developing SensOR's technology who is passionate about solving medical problems with innovative engineering solutions.
Director of Surgical Oncology at the Hospital for Sick Children with extensive experience performing Minimally Invasive Surgery. As well, Dr. Gerstle spent 7 years as a Surgical Program Director.
Program Director within the Centre for Image Guided Innovation and Therapeutic Intervention (CIGITI) at the Hospital for Sick Children with over 13 years of management and technical experience.
Business Development Lead
SensOR's newest team member, with a B.Eng in biomedical engineering. Dedicated to bringing our force-sensing technology to the surgical market and improving safety within the healthcare industry.
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We work with hospitals, surgeons, and surgical training facilities to bring clarity and safety to Minimally Invasive Surgery.