Synaptive touts BrightMatter robotic arm
Elsewhere at NASS, Synaptive Medical highlighted its BrightMatter technology, touting it as transforming the surgical workflow. The robotic arm is designed for visualizing neural structures and soft tissues. A camera is mounted on a robotic arm, which follows the surgeon’s instruments and a customizable field of view is projected onto a large monitor, viewable by the operating team.
Toronto-based Synaptive said the device can help surgeons operate in a comfortable, upright position while communicating with their staff. The company invited Dr. Tom Doers, an orthopedic spine surgeon, to present his clinical experiences using BrightMatter.
“Collaborations with surgeons like Tom Doers are rooted in Synaptive’s culture of pursing integrated connections across the process of care,” president & co-founder Cameron Piron said in prepared remarks. “Understanding the unique challenges facing spine surgeons fuels our product development and helps us to design integrated solutions. We’re excited to be attending NASS for the first time and looking forward to developing this key market.”