Invuity’s patented Intelligent Photonics® devices provide direct visualization of the surgical cavity enabling enhanced precision, efficiency and safety. Our Intelligent Photonics technology directs and shapes light into broad, uniform illumination. It converts traditional thermally hot, concentrated light output to thermally cool volumetric illumination throughout the entire surgical cavity.
Our technology is integrated into a family of proprietary optical waveguides coupled to a modified fiber optic cable and designed to work with standard xenon and LED light sources used in the operating room. The sophisticated devices integrate a solid-core optical grade polymer, total internal reflection of light waves, light mixing and a complex geometry of refractive microstructures and microlenses to provide direct intracavity illumination and visualization.
- Enhanced illumination and visualization of the surgical area
- Improved surgical precision during minimally invasive and minimal access procedures
- Enhanced operating room efficiency
- Reduced risks to patients, surgeons and operating room staff
- Economic value to healthcare systems
Our optical waveguides utilize various novel optical methods to mix light, or randomize its reflections, during the total internal reflection transmission process. The design and shape of the optical stem, or area of the waveguide that is between the input of the waveguide and the array of refractive microstructures or microlenses, enhance the mixing of light waves, while maintaining total internal reflection. Our optical waveguides utilize light mixing before extraction to significantly reduce glare and bright spots, leading to a more uniform illumination profile across the surgical target while remaining thermally cool.1
1. Data on file. LIT 10668 Eigr Technology Thermal and Insulation Characteristics Abstract.