Headway is a wearable device for the future of laparoscopic minimally invasive surgery (MIS), by making communication among members of the surgical team safer, easier, and more efficient.
A device worn by the surgeon for hands-free gesturing on the laparoscope monitor
A signal receiver that sits beneath the laparoscope monitor and interprets gestures and voice commands
Surgical Teams Struggle to Communicate
Communication difficulties are the most frequent cause of adverse outcomes, accounting for 22-32% of cases. Inefficient communication occurs in minimally invasive surgery between the surgeon, who operates the surgical tools, and the assistant, who manipulates the camera. Surgical teams that exhibit fewer teamwork behaviors put patients at higher risk for death and other serious complications.
How Does Headway Help?
Precise On-Screen Projection
The headset uses infrared signals to project an indicator onto the monitor, which allows surgeons to precisely point to anatomical structures, gesture, and teach without scrubbing out and without using their hands.
The wearable Headset, with lightning fast voice-activation supported by AWS, allows for a completely hands-free experience. Turn on, turn off, and recalibrate the device by speaking “Headway” followed by your command.
Easily Fits Into The
Pick up a Headway Headset near the surgical caps and masks outside the operating room. Use the Headset for the entire day of surgeries - your Headset will seamlessly calibrate in any room with a Headway Hardware Box. At the end of the day, toss it for recycling in a designated Headway receptacle, located in your hospital’s locker room.
A simple overlay, people would use it all the time.
A hands-free device allows minimal disruption of your positioning.
There is nothing more frustrating than someone operating the camera and not showing you over and over again what you need to see.
How Headway Supports Hospitals
Headway fosters surgical team communication for faster and safer minimally invasive surgeries. Hospital systems can therefore increase operating room revenue and throughput while decreasing complications, unforeseen costs, and extended stays.
Number of annual MIS Procedures in the US
of all surgeries are minimally invasive