Next generation digital surgery platform unveiled

Inovus Medical has unveiled its next-generation Digital Surgery Platform on the opening day of the American College of Surgeons (ACS) Annual Scientific Congress, in San Diego California.

Known as Totum, the platform is already accredited by The Royal College of Surgeons England, and will initially focus on delivering a connected surgical training ecosystem via the company’s growing portfolio of award winning, high fidelity surgical simulators. 

Totum was created to connect surgeons by integrating mobile, native and web applications. The platform offers the most comprehensive single feature set of any digital surgery solution currently available in this rapidly growing market. Core features include a surgical procedural recording and review function, remote certification and credentialling, and the presentation of objective surgical performance metrics generated by novel instrument tracking algorithms.

Developed to accommodate wide-ranging interoperability via an open API and SDK framework, Inovus describes Totum as a ‘scalable, modular platform’. The framework allows the Totum feature set to be applied across a range of devices, and this has already been achieved for the company’s own market-leading minimally invasive surgical simulators - LapAR and HystAR. Totum’s interoperability will be demonstrated across multiple devices throughout the ACS congress. 

A mobile-based Totum app will also be showcased working in conjunction with the company’s proven basic surgical skills platform. The aim is to highlight Totum‘s ability to enable ‘purposeful practice’ through supporting and tracking open procedure skills.

Dr Elliot Street, Co-founder and CEO said, “Our mission is to become the world’s partner for surgical training. The ‘open to all’ approach we have taken to the development of Totum is our prime driver in achieving this mission. To deliver on this commitment we must ensure our technologies can be accessed by surgeons all over the world, at every stage in the surgical training and care continuum. Our scalable, modular platform mindset ensures Totum is device-agnostic, so it can be easily deployed across many devices used in surgical training and the delivery of surgical care.”

A recent rigorous assessment of Totum by the Royal College of Surgeons of England has awardedaccreditation to the platform for an initial three-year period. The accreditation allows individuals engaged in surgical training powered by Totum to earn CPD points for their time spent training.

Jordan Van Flute, Co-Founder and CTO of Inovus said, “I am truly proud of what the team has achieved over the past 18 months as we set about re architecting our approach to digital surgery. We have engineered an application capable of handling vast amounts of data and video footage. Our API's, microservices and SDK's have been built such that they can be made available for use by the wider medical device community. Totum will allow surgeons to maintain a digital record of every procedure they have ever performed, accompanying them from the moment they first pick up a tool during a simulated procedure through to operating in theatre. This was made possible by a team of highly skilled engineers that will no doubt continue to be influential in the field of digital surgery for years to come."

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