Transforming Electrophysiology Procedures: The Role of 3D Guidance Systems
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Transforming Electrophysiology Procedures: The Role of 3D Guidance Systems

In the evolving landscape of electrophysiology procedures, the quest for precision, safety, and efficiency has led to the adoption of various advanced technologies. Among these, 3D guidance systems stand out as pivotal tools that have significantly transformed how EP procedures are performed. Traditionally, electromagnetic navigation has been at the forefront of this revolution, offering radiation-free…

Revolutionizing Interventional Medicine with Our New Advisory Board
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Revolutionizing Interventional Medicine with Our New Advisory Board

At The Shape Sensing Company, our mission to redefine interventional medicine is emboldened by the introduction of our Advisory Board. This team of esteemed professionals brings unparalleled expertise and leadership, setting the stage for groundbreaking advancements in our 3D guidance platform. Distinguished Contributions of Our Advisory Board Members: Dr. Dennis Gable, a luminary in vascular…

The Shape Sensing Company Joins JLABS as Resident Company
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The Shape Sensing Company Joins JLABS as Resident Company

In an exciting development for healthcare innovation, The Shape Sensing Company, a trailblazer in the development of fiber optic shape sensing systems for medical devices, has proudly announced its new status as a resident company within the prestigious Johnson & Johnson Innovation – JLABS ecosystem. This pivotal moment signifies a leap forward in the company’s…

Accelerating Into the Future: Ryan DeBoer Leads The Shape Sensing Company to New Heights
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Accelerating Into the Future: Ryan DeBoer Leads The Shape Sensing Company to New Heights

We’re entering an exciting new chapter at The Shape Sensing Company, marked by enhanced innovation and strategic growth. With the recent appointment of Ryan DeBoer as our Chief Executive Officer, we are set to accelerate our efforts in transforming the landscape of medical technology. Ryan brings two decades of experience in medical technology to his…

The Shape Sensing Company Secures Spot in UT Austin’s Texas Venture Labs Spring 2024 Accelerator Cohort
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The Shape Sensing Company Secures Spot in UT Austin’s Texas Venture Labs Spring 2024 Accelerator Cohort

In a major stride towards innovation, The Shape Sensing Company has been accepted into the highly coveted John Brumley Texas Venture Labs Spring 2024 accelerator cohort at the University of Texas at Austin’s McCombs School of Business. In a recent social media update, the company expressed their enthusiasm, stating, “Thank you to @TXVentureLabs for selecting…

Evaluating the 3 Best Radiation-Free Device Guidance Techniques for Minimally-Invasive Procedures
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Evaluating the 3 Best Radiation-Free Device Guidance Techniques for Minimally-Invasive Procedures

In the dynamic field of interventional procedures, the quest for reducing radiation exposure to healthcare professionals is steering innovation towards a radiation-free future. Non-fluoroscopic navigation techniques have emerged as the beacon of this transformative journey, offering alternatives that not only enhance precision but also prioritize the safety of physicians, nurses, and technicians. In this exploration,…

Minimizing Radiation Risks in Healthcare: The Role of Shape Sensing Technology
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Minimizing Radiation Risks in Healthcare: The Role of Shape Sensing Technology

In the realm of medical diagnostics and interventions, the benefits of fluoroscopic visualization are undeniable. From diagnostic imaging to therapeutic procedures, the X-ray has become an indispensable tool. However, with great power comes great responsibility, and the use of X-ray in healthcare is not without its consequences. In this blog post, we will delve into…

Exploring the Potential of Fiber Optic Shape Sensing in Future Digital Surgery
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Exploring the Potential of Fiber Optic Shape Sensing in Future Digital Surgery

The evolution of digital surgery may soon see a significant breakthrough with the introduction of fiber optic shape sensing. With the ability to track and quantitatively record the movement of interventional devices in vivo, this technology opens the door to new possibilities in real-time complication prevention, predictive analytics for future outcomes, and post-hoc case review….

Fiber Optic Shape Sensing Revolutionizing Interventional Product Evaluation
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Fiber Optic Shape Sensing Revolutionizing Interventional Product Evaluation

Welcome back to the Shape Sensing Blog! Today, we delve into an exciting realm where precision meets healthcare: Fiber Optic Shape Sensing for Evaluating New Interventional Products. In this blog post, we’ll explore how this groundbreaking technology can enhance the evaluation of a wide array of medical devices, from wires and catheters to scopes, robotic…

Pioneering Precision and Safety: The Future of Neurostimulator Implant Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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Pioneering Precision and Safety: The Future of Neurostimulator Implant Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing

In the ever-evolving landscape of medical technology, one tantalizing possibility is the integration of Fiber Optic Shape Sensing technology into various neurostimulator implant procedures. This innovative approach holds the potential to enhance precision, reduce radiation exposure, streamline procedures, and significantly reduce complications for physicians. In this blog post, we will explore how Fiber Optic Shape…

Transforming Knee Replacement Surgery: The Impact of 3D Shape Sensing
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Transforming Knee Replacement Surgery: The Impact of 3D Shape Sensing

Knee replacement surgeries, or arthroplasties, represent a significant area of modern orthopedic medicine. These procedures offer hope and relief to countless patients grappling with debilitating knee pain, primarily due to severe arthritis. The human knee, a critical weight-bearing joint, plays a fundamental role in our daily activities, ranging from basic locomotion to complex athletic endeavors….

TSSC Honored with Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award
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TSSC Honored with Prestigious Luis Villalobos Award

Mid Atlantic Bio Angels (MABA), a NY-based life angel investor group, is pleased to announce that its nominee The Shape Sensing Company (TSSC) has received the prestigious 2023 Luis Villalobos Award in recognition of industry innovation by disruptive companies operating at the forefront of their respective fields, who have been recently financed by members of…

Enhancing the Precision and Safety of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
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Enhancing the Precision and Safety of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery

Minimally invasive spine surgery (MISS) is an approach that is becoming increasingly popular in the treatment of spinal conditions. The traditional open surgery approach for spinal surgeries is often associated with significant tissue damage, blood loss, prolonged hospital stays, and recovery periods, and increased risk of complications. Minimally invasive techniques aim to minimize these risks…

Advancing the Safety and Efficacy of Atherectomy Procedures Using Shape Sensing Technology
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Advancing the Safety and Efficacy of Atherectomy Procedures Using Shape Sensing Technology

Atherectomy is a medical procedure that involves removing plaque buildup from inside an artery. Plaque is a fatty substance that can accumulate inside blood vessels, leading to a narrowing of the artery and reduced blood flow. Atherectomy is used to treat this condition, known as atherosclerosis. During an atherectomy, a thin catheter is inserted into…

Revolutionizing Thrombectomy: The Advantages of 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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Revolutionizing Thrombectomy: The Advantages of 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing

Thrombectomy is a medical procedure that involves the removal of a blood clot (thrombus) from a blood vessel. This procedure is often necessary to restore blood flow and prevent serious complications, such as stroke or organ damage. Traditionally, thrombectomy has been performed using open surgery, which involves making a large incision to access the affected…

Shape Sensing Propels Angiographic Imaging Systems Forward
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Shape Sensing Propels Angiographic Imaging Systems Forward

Understanding how modern technology may improve medical diagnosis is essential in today’s era of rapid technological and medical advancement. Our 3D shape sensing technology can significantly impact the field of angiographic imaging to improve diagnosis and patient care. An angiographic imaging system comprises of a patient table with an X-ray tube and a detector hung…

How 3D Shape Sensing Reduces Complications in Endourological Procedures
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How 3D Shape Sensing Reduces Complications in Endourological Procedures

When it comes to the evolution of surgery, there is growing appeal in minimally invasive procedures, because of the many benefits they offer to patients, such as accelerated recovery. In addition, minimally invasive procedures, with their minor or complete lack of incisions, result in fewer complications, and ultimately more successful outcomes. Despite the numerous benefits…

Fighting Colorectal Cancer with 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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Fighting Colorectal Cancer with 3D Fiber Optic Shape Sensing

Colorectal cancer is the second largest “cancer killer” in the U.S. with more than 100,000 deaths each year. This is despite the 15 million colonoscopies performed annually throughout the country. The procedure is performed to early detect and treat colorectal cancer. Unfortunately, over 20 million adults who fall into the at-risk category fail to get…

Advancing Structural Heart Procedures Utilizing 3D Shape Sensing Technology
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Advancing Structural Heart Procedures Utilizing 3D Shape Sensing Technology

Imagine a tool that allows physicians to access in-depth knowledge of a patient’s individualized biological template when planning and executing a minimally invasive operation.  The Shape Sensing Company’s technology lessens the procedural time of endovascular aortic repairs (EVAR) and other complex structural heart procedures such as transcatheter mitral valve replacement and repair (TMVR) and transcatheter…

Why the Future of Interventional Pulmonology Lies With Shape Sensing Technology
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Why the Future of Interventional Pulmonology Lies With Shape Sensing Technology

The body’s respiratory and airway systems are incredibly important to overall health. Interventional pulmonology is the facet of modern medicine tasked with detecting, diagnosing, and treating illnesses and diseases in this area. Because the respiratory system is so essential (and relatively delicate), interventional pulmonology is a key part of the medical device industry, despite its…

Insightful Interview With Dr. Allen – The Dangers Of Fluoroscopy
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Insightful Interview With Dr. Allen – The Dangers Of Fluoroscopy

As a part of the medical device community, our team is incredibly excited about some of the advancements currently being made in our field. Though we are a large part of many of these advancements, learning more about progress is a priority for us. No matter how intricate and precise our product becomes, we know…

5 Tips For Designing Shape Sensing Into Your New Device
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5 Tips For Designing Shape Sensing Into Your New Device

Fully utilizing the technology at our fingertips is what will catapult the medical industry into the next decade. As we experience a time of rapid growth and medical advancement, it is important to understand how new innovations and technologies can help your company grow and improve. Our 3D shape sensing designs can have profound impacts…

Reduced Clinical Risk in Electrophysiology Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing
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Reduced Clinical Risk in Electrophysiology Procedures with Fiber Optic Shape Sensing

What is electrophysiology? Electrophysiology (specifically, cardiac electrophysiology), or “EP”, is defined as the science of elucidating, diagnosing, and treating the electrical activities of the heart, such as an arrythmia, or irregular heartbeat. The most common arrythmia is known as atrial fibrillation (AF).  When AF requires surgical intervention, minimally invasive diagnostic and therapeutic procedures, such as…

Surgical Robotics Benefits From Emerging Shape Sensing Technology
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Surgical Robotics Benefits From Emerging Shape Sensing Technology

Surgical Robotics has seen rapid growth since Intuitive Surgical’s introduction of the Da Vinci platform in the early 2000s.  This trend comes as no surprise; robotics brings an unprecedented level of control, flexibility, repeatability, and safety to an increasing number of minimally invasive procedures.  It is enabling surgeons to make easy work of even some…

Choosing The Right Shape Sensing Solution For Your Application
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Choosing The Right Shape Sensing Solution For Your Application

Fiber optic shape sensing generally requires three key components; a fiber sensing data acquisition system, a fiber-based 3D shape sensor, and an algorithm which translates measured optical data to the shape of the fiber sensor.  Shape is most often obtained through the measurement and integration of a multitude of strain measurements along the length of…

3D Shape Sensing Basics
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3D Shape Sensing Basics

Fiber optic 3D shape sensing involves localizing and quantifying deformation occurring at one or more locations along the length of a fiber-based sensor.  Such deformation may be single degree of freedom bending of a joint and require just one sensor, or, it may be a complex combination of bending, twisting, and axial elongation which varies…

Why Shape Sensing is Poised to Displace Other Localization Technologies
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Why Shape Sensing is Poised to Displace Other Localization Technologies

Effective guidance and navigation of medical devices inside the human anatomy is a critical aspect in many procedures, but remains tricky with currently available solutions. While the trend in technology tends to favor electromagnetic sensors, there are many reasons to be wary of their application in the clinical domain. Electromagnetic interferences are a powerful force…