London based app maker Touch Surgery creates a series of apps to help surgeons train ahead of complicated surgery prodedures, or to familiarize themselves with new surgical tools, equipment and procedures. The company just announced it has signed a “strategic collaboration” with Johnson & Johnson medical devices subsidiary Ethicon.
“As surgical trainees ourselves, my cofounder Jean Nehme and I experienced many of the problems affecting surgery today,” says Andre Chow, co-founder of Touch Surgery. He points out that surgeons are trained as apprentices, which works well but scales very poorly to meet the global need of surgery. “We wanted to use technology to improve standards of surgical training around the world and to have an impact on patient care.”