Touch Surgery is an app that facilitates interactive surgery in a stage by stage process. The app also has an immense backup new surgical tool, equipment and procedures for newbies. Interestingly the company announced that it has signed a strategic collaboration with Johnson & Johnson medical devices subsidiary Ethicon. The co-founder Andrew Chow stresses the fact that they wanted to use technology to improvise surgical training that will lead to better patient care.
The apps can be downloaded by Android and iOS devices. The idea behind using computer-rendered content rather than, say, video, is that it can be surprisingly difficult to see what is going on in a video. The apps come in module basis that contain 3D rendered representations. As stated by the co-founder, “We have made a huge amount of progress with our apps and over 1.5 million users worldwide. It means we already have the world’s largest digital surgical community. We are operating on a completely different scale to other surgical training solutions. The Johnson & Johnson deal feels like a culmination of our efforts to date.”
The company has raised more than $10m from a number of big-name investors, including Balderton Capital, Redline Capital and others. The surgery stimulator assists in crucial surgery time and is coming with unique ideas to beat the competition.