Tag Archive for Neurosurgery

Scopis Target Guided Surgery System Cleared in U.S.

Scopis, a company headquartered in Berlin, Germany, won FDA clearance for its augmented reality navigation system for ENT surgeries. The technology provides visual guided paths, superimposed onto the live imaging from the endoscope, that help surgeons guide their tools safely toward difficult to reach targets. The technology relies on Scopis’ (Read more...)

A Non-Invasive Brain-Computer Interface for Completely Locked-In Patients: Interview with Dr. Ujwal Chaudhary

Researchers have developed a non-invasive brain-computer interface (BCI) for completely locked-in patients. This is the first time that these patients, with complete motor paralysis but an intact cognitive state, have been able to reliably communicate. A completely locked-in state involves the loss of all motor control, including that of the eye mu (Read more...)

Stentrode Minimally Invasive Brain-Machine Interface: Interview with Dr. Thomas Oxley, Neurologist at Royal Melbourne Hospital

Australian researchers at the Royal Melbourne Hospital and the University of Melbourne have developed an electrode that can record brain activity from the motor cortex, without the need for invasive brain surgery. The electrode, called a stentrode, is implanted into a blood vessel in the brain using minimally invasive surgical techniques. The (Read more...)

7D Surgical’s Radiation-Free Image Guided Spinal Surgery System Gets U.S., Canada Clearances

7D Surgical, a company based in Toronto, Canada, won US FDA and Health Canada clearances to introduce its Machine-vision Image Guided Surgery (MIGS) system. The system allows for quick, radiation-free surgical navigation of the spine in preparation for delivering implants. Currently X-ray radiating intraoperative fluoroscopes are used to visualize (Read more...)