Involving an autonomous surgical robotic system to free up surgeon's time and knowledge for a really complicated cases.
Proof-of-concept is “blind”, but shows enough precision and repeatability to be used in MVP. All we need to do on this stage is teach it to find an eye, measure distance to it and precisely put the surgical tool to exact point.
Almost the only thing surgeon does with his hands during FemtoLASIK surgery is lifting and returning back the flap. Stable biomechanics of the eye make it possible to easily and precisely navigate the robotic arm using eye tracker. So the FemtoLASIK can become world's first full-automated surgery and Surge can be scaled to more complicated surgeries like intravitreal injections and corneal transplantation.
Solution (product or service)
Involving an autonomous surgical robotic system to to reduce the price and free up surgeon's time and knowledge for a really complicated cases.
There are no competitors, but some projects for autonomous medical robotics: STAR (soft tissue autonomous robot), YOMI - chinese dental robot.