A pair of Twin Cities interventional cardiologists founded SG Devices to develop a mixed-reality surgical imaging system for the cardiac catheterization laboratory.
Dr. Sergey Gurevich of the University of Minnesota and Dr. Stephen George of Regions Hospital used their firsthand clinical experience with headsets to design a product to address the needs of medical personnel and patients, according to the company website.
The headset has:
- Built-in lead shielding.
- An adjustable mixed-reality visor.
- Extended battery life for long procedures.
- Zero-latency wireless communication.
- An image processing hub with a graphical user interface allows interface with all cath lab tools, including fluoroscopy, vital signs, telemetry, hemodynamics, hyperemic and non-hyperemic indices, intravascular imaging and vascular ultrasound.
A 50-patient clinical trial using their first-generation prototype resulted in reduced procedure times as well as reduced contrast use when compared to standard display-guided procedures, according to the company.