DOCSF Venture 2023: Impact of User Experience on Surgical-enabling Technologies
In this episode, Doug Fairbanks, CEO of Advanced Scanners, discusses the impact of user experience on surgical-enabling technologies with the help of new features in robotics. Advanced Scanners is a deep-tech scanning company in Austin, Texas, and Doug has 20+ years of working at the intersection of technology, orthopedics, and commercialization.
Doug starts by pointing out how a graphic user interface helped computing titans like Apple and Microsoft satisfy their users with understandable, easy-to-use features. He calls out the OR user experience in scanning procedures that require extra incisions to get information into a system. This convoluted process can be exhausting for patients and even result in prolonged procedures.
What if systems were able to see patients the same way a physician does? Advanced Scanners believes the issue doesn’t rely on the available technology itself, but on the equipped features they count on. A great feature like a computer vision system could increase the accuracy throughout a procedure and makes a big difference in usability for surgeons and patients.
Listen to this episode and learn why surgical-enabling technologies can evolve by using user experience feedback and improve it in return!