July 20, 2012

How Microsoft Kinect Has Inspired ‘The Surgeon’s GPS’


Blood-spattered surgeons intent on maintaining operating theatre sterility can hardly be expected to drop everything, strip off their gloves and type madly on a PC to dig up urgent patient data… A technology developed for one of the world’s most popular video game consoles is already helping to make that a reality, as programmers “hack” around with Microsoft Corp.’s Kinect motion sensing platform. Initially built for its Xbox 360 video game console and later released for Windows PCs, Kinect has inspired a number of developers to look for its potential in medical applications… CEO Jamie Tremaine pitched GestSure’s technology on demo day in Seattle and announced that the company had completed the FDA registration process and could begin selling its systems in the United States. It is currently in use at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. and Toronto’s Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre and Mississauga, Ont.’s Credit Valley Hospital.


Financial Post by Christine Dobby

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