When it comes to surgery, even minor mistakes can have deadly consequences. That’s why one Chicago company wants to get everything doctors need to know in their line of sight — even while they’re in the operating room.
Vizr Tech, a Chicago-based healthtech startup, has developed software for Google Glass, tablets and other monitors to subtly remind surgeons what they need to know during a procedure. Its Visual Information Zonal Reminder software is intended to help surgeons keep track of time and provide visual checklists and reminders.
Surgeons “know what to do” but want to make sure they’re not missing a simple step or losing track of time, says Vizr Tech President and CEO Richard Buchler. Buchler, whose background is in hospital administration, and trauma surgeon Dr. Alex Guerrero founded the company last year.
“If you take the memorization out of the process and timing out of the process, you can focus on doing the physical part you were trained to do,” he said.