Updated on December 7, 2022

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Created on December 7, 2022

Touch Surgery

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The Touch Surgery mobile app is a mobile surgical training platform designed to simulate surgical procedures.

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Product Description

Touch Surgery mobile app is a mobile surgical training platform designed to simulate surgical procedures, helping medical practitioners to access more than 200 of our simulations from 17 different specialties by downloading the free app. 

This product has been validated by over 19 independent peer-reviewed publications for its innovative approach to training surgeons virtually. Validation was carried out by an orthopaedic team in London (UK), followed by a Plastic surgical team at Stanford Hospital in Stanford (USA), an oro-maxillofacial team at Mount Sinai in New York (USA), and a General Surgery team in Heidelberg (Germany).

Distributors / Implementing Organizations

 Directly from manufacturer for Enterprise version; direct download from Google Play for basic version

Manufacturing/Building Method

Created as a code by software developers.

Intellectural Property Type

Trademarked

User Provision Model

By contacting the team directly for procurement; direct download for basic version.

Distributions to Date Status

Design Specifications

  • Automatically uploads surgical videos without the need for USB drives, DVDs or encrypted drives
  • Minimal footprint with a plug-and-play set up
  • Compatible with most laparoscopic or surgical robotic systems
  • Proprietary RedactOR™ technology automatically blurs video outside the body so patient and staff privacy is preserved
  • Unlimited storage is available on a secure cloud provided by AWS
  • Secure cloud storage conforms to GDPR, HIPAA & HITECH and is audited against SOC2 Type II Standards
  • Add annotations during or after surgery to create a rich case record
  • Jump to a key procedural step using your added annotations
  • Filter using custom tags to easily search your library
  • Video is automatically segmented into key procedural steps using our AI algorithms
  • Benchmark your case to identify best practices by comparing a single case against a bank of your historical cases
  • Power your conversation with data by receiving cross-departmental reports to illustrate variation in technique

Technical Support

Through direct contact with manufacturer

Replacement Components

None

Lifecycle

N/A

Manufacturer Specified Performance Parameters

200 simulations from 17 different specialties

Vetted Performance Status

Validated by over 19 independent peer-reviewed publications for its innovative approach to training surgeons virtually.  Validation done by orthopaedic team in London (UK), followed by a Plastic surgical team at Stanford Hospital in Stanford (USA) an oro-maxillofacial team at Mount Sinai in New York (USA) and a General Surgery team in Heidelberg (Germany).

Safety

None

Complementary Technical Systems

None

Academic Research and References

Sugand. K, Mawkin. M, Gupte. C, (2015), Validating Touch Surgery™: A cognitive task simulation and rehearsal app for intramedullary femoral nailing, National Library of Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.injury.2015.05.013 

 

Brewer. Z, Ogden. W, Fann. J, Burdon. T, Sheikh. A, (2016), Creation and Global Deployment of a Mobile, Application-Based Cognitive Simulator for Cardiac Surgical Procedures, National Library of Medicine, DOI: 10.1053/j.semtcvs.2016.02.006 

 

Khelemsky. R, Hill. B, Buchbinder. D, (2016), Validation of a Novel Cognitive Simulator for Orbital Floor Reconstruction, National Library of Medicine, DOI: 10.1016/j.joms.2016.11.027 

 

Kowalewski. K, Hendrie. J, Schmidt. M, Proctor. T, Paul. S, Garrow. C, Kenngott. H, Stich. B, Nickel. F., (2017), Validation of the mobile serious game application Touch Surgery™ for cognitive training and assessment of laparoscopic cholecystectomy, National Library of Medicine, DOI: 10.1007/s00464-017-5452-x

Compliance with regulations

  • Network Advertising Initiative
  • Digital Advertising Alliance
  • European Interactive Digital Advertising Alliance
  • Digital Advertising Alliance of Canada

Other Information

The cardiothoracic team at Stanford assessed medical students on their understanding of Cardiopulmonary Bypass (CPB) on a 25 question exam. The exam had been validated by five cardiac surgeons. The medical students were then randomly allocated to use either the text-based resources or the Touch Surgery app. The students were allowed to use the resource for 45 minutes and then retook the exam on CPB. Baseline test showed that there was no difference between the two groups before intervention; however, there was a statistically significant difference in the two groups after the 45-minute preparation session. This study demonstrated that Touch Surgery could outperform traditional text-based learning tools.  In another randomized controlled trial of skills transfer from Touch Surgery to laparoscopic cholecystectomy, the Touch Surgery app has proved effective for providing cognitive training in laparoscopic cholecystectomies to medical students.

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