Better surgical safety in a pandemic
Viral aerosols are a critical risk for surgical teams in the time of COVID-19. Invisible viral aerosols are released by leaks around the trocars used in laparascopic surgery, and in patient breath/coughing during endoscopy. Unless these risks are addressed, normal surgical service is blocked across the health services. The PORSAV project uses innovative Schlieren imaging to capture and analyse data about aerosols and their distribution in the operating room. It introduces novel vacuum-driven medical devices to capture aerosols at the points of leakage, thus avoiding contamination of the operating room. Following clinical validation, the project delivers training to surgeons and distribution of the new technology, globally.
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Funding SchemeIA - Innovation action
D02 A342 Dublin
67091 Strasbourg Cedex