Unmet Needs in the Industry
- Unique spiral chamber and grooved endpiece.Design is optimized for maximum stability.
- Uses vacuum pressure orders of magnitude lower than the state-of-the-art devices. This leads to less tissue damage and potentially faster healing times.
- No constraint on the range of motion. The design of the helical vacuum line allows access to tissue that was previously unavailable.
- Prevents biological fluids from entering the incision. A "sandbag" effect isolates the incison, minimizing leakage and reducing related complications.
A test of the prototype device with a real surgical endoscope. As seen above, the unique design offers unparalleled access to work around the device from any angle.
(Below) A prototype of the device, fabricated in the machine shop at Thayer School of Engineering.