Proprio’s OR navigation system could improve orthopedic surgeries

Proprio is rolling its AI-powered surgical navigation system into operating rooms to collect data that will ultimately help surgeons improve how they perform procedures.

The Seattle-based startup said it has placed its Paradigm system in several U.S. operating rooms to capture surgical data that will useful for accelerating the system’s development.

“Our data-informed platform allows all members of the surgical team access to the right information, at the right time, in the right environment,” Proprio co-founder and CEO Gabriel Jones said in a statement. “By passively capturing data in the background of surgery, we understand and quantify surgery better and are positioned to create the most data-rich platform for surgeons.”

For now, the system’s sensors are only watching and recording in select hospitals, but Proprio will activate the surgical navigation capabilities after getting a green light from the FDA. The company said it expects a commercial release in 2024.

How Proprio’s Paradigm system works

The system uses light field computer vision and AI to help surgeons visualize the patient’s anatomy and surgical space in three dimensions without radiation. Sensors and four cameras in different positions monitor the procedure in real-time, stitching the different views together to help a surgeon visualize from different angles and around obstructions.

“Five years ago, computing power was not enough to handle this much information that quickly, so that’s probably one of the biggest leaps forward,” said Tommy Carls, VP of product management and marketing.

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