TedCas, a healthcare technology company revolutionizing the access and handling of medical information in healthcare environments, today announced its integration with the Leap Motion™ Controller. The software brings touch-free 3D motion control to doctors, allowing them to interact with medical images in a sterile environment through hand movements in the air. The Leap Motion integration is currently under trial in 6 hospitals and two medical research centers around the world, including facilities in Spain, Ireland, Argentina, Chile, Canada and the United States.
“TedCas allows surgeons to use a natural user interface to save time and have precise control and interaction with the information they need during surgery - where time and efficiency can have a life-or-death impact,” says Jesus Perez-Llano, CEO and co-founder of TedCas. “It’s a critical application for surgeons, and TedCas is excited to integrate Leap Motion to bring a new level of precise motion control technology to the operating room.”
The Leap Motion Controller allows users to interact with their computers through natural hand and finger movements in the air. With accuracy of up to 1/100th millimeter and no visible latency, Leap Motion offers a powerful new interaction method at an accessible price.
“TedCas integrating Leap Motion for use in operating rooms is a powerful demonstration of our motion control technology. The precision, responsiveness and touch-free input available with Leap Motion and TedCas makes it an ideal solution for surgeons during medical procedures,” says Dan Gill, Head of Enterprise Sales for Leap Motion. “The business applications in healthcare present a tremendous opportunity for Leap Motion, and we’re seeing rapid enterprise adoption across a wide range of industries.”
TedCas is a project accelerated by Wayra, an initiative of Telefonica, one of the largest private telecommunications companies in the world. The integration of Leap Motion allows surgeons to use their hands to zoom in on an image area of interest, rotate it to get a new point of view and swipe through images – all while keeping their gloves sterile to reduce the risk of infection and improve efficiency.
Simon Karger, Associate Director, Surgical & Interventional Devices at Cambridge Consultants, analyzes consumer technologies evolving to the operating room. “Today’s surgeons have grown up with computer games and regularly use advanced interfaces. Touch screens, voice control and intelligent feedback are commonplace in consumer products - and medical professionals want them in their professional arena too. But control interfaces that work in the operating theatre - giving the surgeon control while maintaining their sterility - have always been a challenge,” he says. “The latest wave of new technologies - like touchless interfaces, gesture control etc - have the potential to change this, finally bringing 21st century technology to the hand of the surgeon.”
The Leap Motion Controller works with computers running Mac OS X 10.7 or 10.8, or Windows 7 or 8. It requires a minimum Intel Core™ i3 or AMD Phenom™ II processor, 2 GB RAM, a USB 2.0 port and Internet connection.
Based in Navarra (Spain), TedCas™ is revolutionizing the access and handling of medical information within sterile healthcare environments. TedCas provides Natural User Interfaces based on optoelectronic devices so that medical doctors can get touch-free access to digital information and images from the patient in real time. TedCas portfolio comprises products that combine hardware and software elements in an integrated solution to target a wide range of healthcare areas and requirements. TedCas technology allows easily controlling medical applications or systems from any provider. For more information, visit www.tedcas.com.
TedCas is a trademark of TedCas Medical Systems S.L.