NEW FORMS OF INTELLIGENCE
SOFTWARE THAT GIVES ORTHOPEDIC SURGEONS A HELPING HAND
“Planning software allows surgeons to quickly and accurately prepare for their surgical procedures. Thanks to an innovative workflow and advanced automation, we were able to devise a tool that does just that”, explains Julien von Siebenthal, who co-founded SeedIMPULSE with Ernesto Durante in early 2016. The start-up, which is based at Fri Up and specializes primarily in orthopedic applications, has developed a software solution that uses cutting-edge preoperative medical imaging. “Take hip replacements, for example. Based on 3D images, our system provides surgeons with the tools they need to evaluate the morphology of the affected joint and decide what kind of prosthesis should be used. It accomplishes all of these processes within the standard radiology turnaround time, which means that the cost is reimbursed by health insurers.” SeedIMPULSE has already won over a number of surgeons and health providers around Switzerland. Its software is expected to receive European certification in early 2017.