GOeasy, a Germany-based developer and manufacturer of orthopedic implants and instruments for joint replacement, signed a worldwide agreement with PeekMed, developer of 3D pre-operative digital planning tools.
GOeasy will promote PeekMed’s Artificial Intelligence (AI)-based pre-operative planning solution through its international direct and indirect sales network.
PeekMed’s product is reportedly the first system to enable precise surgical 3D planning in an instant to virtually match an implant to the patient’s anatomy.
“PeekMed‘s indisputable expertise in AI allowed the creation of an extensible database of Deep Learning models which are able to automatically identify and segment image structures. Using pre-trained models enables us to transfer prior knowledge, without the need for computational training from the ground up,” said João Pedro Ribeiro, CEO and Chairman of PeekMed.
PeekMed's tool is web-based and mobile-optimized. A 2D or a 3D plan of a primary joint replacement is created in an instant.
“Easy digital planning is also in line with GOeasy’s drive to reduce cost by optimizing inventories,” said Richard Zeissig, Managing Director of GOeasy. “When every surgery is planned, inventory needs can be more easily predicted, which also reduces the risk of delaying surgeries when certain implant sizes are missing. Ultimately, this is consistent with today’s democratization of technology which simplifies conventional tasks and is rapidly becoming more accessible to surgeons we are serving in every corner of the world.”
PeekMed’s new product will launch in 2022 for GO's EasyKnee posterior stabilized total knee replacement.
PeekMed’s product for GO's EasyHip is expected in 2022.
GOeasy is launching worldwide sales in January 2021.