In the operating room, a surgeon relies on an array of MRI and CT scans as visual references to perform procedures. But they can't navigate those images because the keyboard and mouse that control them aren't sterile.
To get around this, the surgeon is forced to scrub out, consult the imagery, and then leave the operating room to scrub back in. This process can take up to 10 minutes: Precious time when a patient is anesthetized, and expensive at an OR time cost of $62/minute.
The surgeon's other option is to wait for a non-sterile circulating nurse to become available, but that too takes time - and the nurse doesn't know the case or the anatomy the way the surgeon does.
The GestSure system uses advanced sensors that allow the surgeon to access their imagery through simple hand gestures.
From their operating table position, the surgeon employs a simple set of gestural commands that allows them to do anything they would with a conventional mouse.
And as advanced as GestSure's technology is, to the operating room computer it's no different than a standard USB input device. That means there's no need to install special software or drivers, and requires minimal hospital IT support. In fact, it's compatible with all medical imaging viewers, today.
Allows for fast, reliable access to information at the point of care.
Eliminates the need to bridge the sterile field and risk surgical site infection
Reduces surgery time and cost ($420-620 per scrub-out).
Easily integrates into OR environment with no special software or drivers.
Co-Founder and CEO
A Waterloo-trained mechatronics engineer with a machine vision subspecialization, Jamie brings a number of skills to the team. He has co-founded two technology companies before GestSure Technologies, growing them into successful businesses before seeking a new challenge.
Co-Founder and CTO
Greg comes to GestSure with a background as a senior software engineer for a medical devices company and expertise in embedded systems, the software development process, and a number of important platforms. His formal education was computer engineering at the University of Waterloo.
Co-Founder and Medical Lead
A general surgery resident at the University of Toronto with an electrical engineering background, Matt helps bridge our technology with the demanding world of the operating room. Our use of gestural interfaces originated from Matt’s frustration with not being able to manipulate the technology around him while scrubbed in the OR.
Sales Engineer and Operations Lead
A former mechanical engineering consultant with a specialization in biomechanics from the University of Waterloo, Sharon supports the team with experience in sales and contract negotiations. Her extensive knowledge of project management is a great asset to the team.
Our logo pays homage to both the three-dimensionality of our field,
and the fact that the human hand is comprised of 27 bones.