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Gepalon develops segmentation models with Peltarion to assist surgeons during keyhole surgery

May 7 2021/1 min read

    Gepalon Networks Ltd is a rapidly growing UK-based SME specialising in MedTech. Gepalon is reducing risk in surgery by enabling experts to use Remote Surgical Oversight and Video Telestration with the goal of providing augmented guidance in real-time to surgeons performing keyhole surgery.

    Laparoscopy surgery (known as keyhole surgery) is a modern surgical technique, which is performed using a small incision together with a camera. Compared to the traditional open procedure, there are a number of advantages with laparoscopic surgeries, in particular for the patients. For surgeons however, this procedure adds more complexity, mainly in limited visualization, loss in-depth perception and recognition of organs and tissues for manipulation among others.

    About the project

    To aid surgeons, Gepalon is now working towards providing assistance during keyhole surgeries, either with digitally-enhanced vision or remote guidance.

    The collaboration with Peltarion was established in order to investigate, test and show the viability of deep-learning for identifying segments related to human tissue and organs in videos of laparoscopy procedures.

    The first project was concluded recently with promising results. With this, a segmentation AI model has been developed and trained to assist surgeons in the identification of particular tissues or organs and differentiate the contours of surrounding organs, blood vessels or tissues involved in keyhole surgical procedures.

    “Peltarion's expertise and more importantly experience from many other projects were essential to our collaboration. For us AI is not just the clever algorithms, it's implementing a robust, repeatable process that enables ongoing operation within our business.”

    Dr Georg Muller, Director at Gepalon Networks.

    About Peltarion

    Peltarion is a leading AI innovator with its head office in Stockholm. The first platform “Synapse” was released in 2004, and since then, Peltarion has helped companies and organisations like NASA, Tesla, Dell and Harvard to benefit from AI. The vision for Peltarion is to make AI accessible and affordable to more people and create a platform where people can work with AI without needing the skills of a data scientist, is a step towards this vision. Among the Peltarion customers, you will find doctors fighting cancer, carmakers optimising battery power, curators identifying moods in music, farmers keeping their crops secure. And the opportunities to do more expand every day.