Crescent Med

Headquarters: Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Select investors: Rabobank Innovatiefonds
Crescent Med has developed a special headband that can record a surgical scene so that it can be shared in real-time in excellent fidelity, and in 3D, with others. The device has two cameras that are used to give the viewer, wearing special glasses and a matching monitor, the 3D effect. Called Crescent Vision, it can capture and share a unique and complete first-person perspective. The footage can be watched on a desktop, tablet, smartphone or VR glasses to experience stereoscopic 3D. The end result could be used to document crucial steps during surgery for evaluation and confirmation post-surgery. Additionally, the system is described as a great educational tool, with Crescent Vision supporting a two-way audio connection between expert and trainee.
Select partners: Reinier de Graaf Hospital, Radboud University Medical Center, Delft University of Technology (TU Delft), YES!Delft.
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⭐ Highlights:
  • Could help make surgery more accessible: It is estimated that 5 billion people worldwide are without proper access to surgical care with an increase of 140 million surgeries needed by 2030. Crescent Med's solution makes sharing high-grade surgical footage easy for both the surgeon and the audience, as it preserves the current workflows of the surgeon while providing more clear and easy to follow footage for the audience. πŸ”—
  • Patent-protected: The Crescent Vision headcam is a patented piece of technology. πŸ”—
  • Like you are there: The Crescent Vision Live system creates the most immersive digital presence in the operating theatre and facilitates clear communication into and out of the OR for education, mentoring, or training. πŸ”—
  • Riding the rising wave: The use of Extended Reality technologies in healthcare has been growing in recent years and it doesn't show signs of slowing down. Crescent Med has a unique technology and stands to benefit from this trend.
Last update: August 14, 2022