Thursday, July 23 Company Presentations 3–Israel
Name /PathKeeper Surgical
Address /Carmel 16, Rehovot Israel
Name /Erez Lampert
PathKepper surgical is an Israeli startup committed to make spine surgery safer and better by developing 3D navigation for spinal surgeries was founded in 2018, and is a leader in the field of 3D imaging and AI for surgery technologies. Today, the company is formed by Ten full time employees and five associates, each contributing to the core competencies of the organization. PathKeeper has established a growing network of clinical partners and KOL surgeons that support of their product development strategies.
PathKeeper is developing a Surgery robot for spine surgery that is capable of real-time anatomical tracking.
Spine surgery robots are used today at selected hospitals to assist in Lumbar spine surgery. Their limited adoption is mainly due to high cost and very limited functionality. The main source for limited functionality is accuracy and safety issues. Current solutions are using a single CT scan at the beginning of the surgery and are unable to update robot position according to patient movement that occurs from breathing and the surgeon’s clinical work being done on the spine. Since Lumbar vertebra in adults are large enough to absorb these movements (in most cases), surgeon use robots only on adults and in Lumbar surgery.
PathKeeper system track spine movement during surgery with a high-resolution 3D camera installed on the robot that tracks patient movement and therefore increases the safety and accuracy of the robotic systems.
With increased safety and accuracy, additional clinical procedure can be performed. For example, pediatric surgery, and specifically scoliosis - a complicated spinal surgery that is performed on kids - where cancer risk due to X-rays from the CT scan is more profound.
Our goal is to enable kids to undergo the complicated scoliosis surgery in the safest possible way without exposure to harmful X-ray radiation.
Name /Erez Lampert