CHICAGO--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Frost & Sullivan has given its New Product Innovation Award to ImmersiveTouch Inc. in recognition of its revolutionary surgical simulation platform for critical neurosurgery cases. ImmersiveTouch Inc. has developed a software platform that recreates the feel of human skin and bone for physicians planning and rehearsing highly sensitive, sometimes death defying, neurosurgical cases.
Frost & Sullivan recognized ImmersiveTouch’s MissionRehearsal® technology that allows neurosurgeons to convert radiology images into 3D virtual reality simulations. Using the simulator, neurosurgeons can plan the most clinically advantageous approach to a critical case in advance of the operation. Once surgeons discover the best clinical pathway that achieves the best patient outcome, they can then use it in the actual patient surgery. Recent research conducted by the University of Texas found that the use of ImmersiveTouch technology reduced surgical errors by as much as 54%.
MissionRehearsal® FDA-cleared technology is popular with residents and newly graduated surgeons and is being used by numerous hospitals across the globe. ImmersiveTouch has established academic research partnerships with the University of Chicago, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins University, University of Illinois, University of Kansas and the University of Texas.
“ImmersiveTouch is honored to receive this award from Frost & Sullivan as it supports our goal of ushering in a new era of virtual reality technologies and services for the healthcare industry,” said Jay Banerjee, President & COO, ImmersiveTouch. “Our surgical imaging platform can simulate a variety of neurosurgical procedures for both academic and clinical applications. We offer improved surgical navigation, a training library of unusual anatomical cases, training curriculums for residents, and quality measures published by leading industry experts. Our vision is to build an interconnected network of surgeons who are proactive in offering the best quality of care to their patients.”
“Hospital reimbursements are currently tied to quality of care and the lowering of readmission rates. The ImmersiveTouch platform offers best-in-class, augmented reality technologies and haptic feedback mechanisms that allow surgeons to rehearse complex procedures using 3D models of individual patient anatomy. These are quickly becoming essential in creating improved patient outcomes and reducing post-surgical complications,” said Tanvir Jaikishen, senior research analyst, Frost & Sullivan.