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Future of assessing circulation in surgeries
VUFLOW is a unique non-contact, real-time system to help surgeons assess blood flow speeds (left image) in potentially hundreds of millions of major surgeries, where some form of revascularization may occur.
VUFLOW’s latest imaging head unit (right image) was tested with optional robotics upgrade (KUKA) that is targeted for availability in 2022.
VUFLOW imaging system is a mobile laboratory measurement instrument for fluid flow.
It operates 20 cm (8 inches) from the subject. And can measure speeds faster than 30 cm/s.
(current product shown)
Computer vision and robotics engineers and clinicians explore the latest medical robot arm and imaging head unit in a design facility.
VUFLOW R aims to provide surgeons with finger tip guidance that can record the path and automatically return to park or to the subject to save valuable time between measurements.
(optional robotics upgrade in 2022)
color speed map
intuitive & informative
Easily visualize flow speeds as color map across an organ’s surface
Position the circle over an area of interest to image average flow speeds over time
Over 300M surgeries / year are performed.
The burgeoning blood flow measurement market has exceeded $500M / year.
Cutting and attaching blood vessels occurs in many types of surgeries. Ending with good blood is key because it sustains organs and tissue with O2 and nutrients and removes CO2 and byproducts.
1) A key challenge surgeons face is knowing if a procedure has poor blood flow
2) Current methods (published in 1962) require contact, which have limitations
REAL-TIME WITH VUFLOW
Poor outcomes can result in longer recovery for people, costly complications, re-admissions, re-operations, or death.
We designed VUFLOW to be faster and easier to use than probes or dye because it is non-contact, non-contrast injection.
Simply point-n-image to visualize blood flow speeds.
|HYVE Laser angiography||Laser angiography||Laser ICG angiography||Flow probe|
Flow probe for graft
|Speeds in vessels||✓||-||-||✓||✓|
|Speeds in tissue||✓||p||p||-|
capability: ✓ yes, p partial, – no
HYVE created by Scinovia
Pay-per-use convertible to a multi-year Software as a Service subscription agreement
Sell to current users of probes and dyes: Displace or complement existing modalities
$4M and 7 years of R&D produced our technological advantage
REV target 2022
Partners in contract manufacturing and service support for US and Europe
Led by top surgeon innovators and experts in compute vision software
2 patents and 2 applications, plus trade secret algorithms