Image: The AI system is designed as a navigational tool for operating rooms and surgery centers (Photo courtesy of Digital Surgery).
Digital Surgery (London, UK), a health tech company founded by surgeons for surgeons and healthcare professionals, has developed and successfully demonstrated the world’s first real-time, dynamic artificial intelligence (AI) system designed for the operating room (OR).
Digital Surgery is building the data to power the future of surgery through its proprietary surgical procedure road maps, which aim to aid the surgical team in the OR, reducing risk and making surgery safer. Digital Surgery’s AI platform can provide road maps and act as a navigational system for every OR and surgery center, addressing the countless variables that surgical teams face - from staff turnover, language, culture, tools, resources, to the training and skill level of the surgical team. The AI recognizes what is happening during surgery through a camera view, and crosschecks and correlates the anatomy and actions against the largest library of surgical road maps. The OR team can then see in real time the platform analyzing and predicting next steps.
“This is a huge milestone for the future of surgery because it lays the foundation for how AI and computer vision will support surgical teams to deliver safer surgeries. It also enables the next generation of robotic surgery, giving these future systems the capability to function more intelligently and safely,” said Dr. Jean Nehme MD, co-founder and CEO of Digital Surgery. “We have already developed AI algorithms for multiple procedures across bariatrics and other surgical specialties like orthopedics, and our library will continue to grow. With AI, we have the unique ability to scale global surgical best practices.”