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Synaptive Modus V‌™

Industry
Medical devices
Headquarters
Toronto, Canada
Services
Software migration, development, team enablement, quality assurance

Project overview section

Project overview section

How Rangle Helped Synaptive Power the Next Generation of Neurosurgical Robotics

How Rangle Helped Synaptive Power the Next Generation of Neurosurgical Robotics

The challenge

Synaptive’s existing software user interface needed a complete overhaul to support more complex features built into Modus V. They required a dynamic, web-based solution that was just as intuitive as the hardware itself, which would complement their existing product line.

The process

Rangle worked with Drive 2.0’s predecessor on an artificial brain. This informed the approach to user experience design, and ensured developers were building the necessary components to address all identified challenges.

The outcome

Despite the complexities of developing cutting-edge medical software, the teams built and deployed Drive 2.0 in 24 weeks. The library components took approximately 12 weeks to build, followed by another 12 spent building the application that consumes the library.

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Cutting-Edge Neurosurgical Devices

Synaptive's second-generation robotic digital microscope — Modus V™ — incorporates state-of-the-art optics and video processing technology to give surgeons an unprecedented view of the surgical field. Mounting the optics to an automated, robotic arm improves ergonomics for the whole surgical team, while projecting the optical feed via on a high-resolution monitor gives everyone in the OR the same view of the procedure, increasing teamwork and communication. Modus V’s automation assists the surgeons by allowing them to keep their hands in the surgical field, reducing the need for manual manipulation and potentially shortening the length of surgery and the time a patient remains under anesthetic.

Cutting-Edge Neurosurgical Devices

Synaptive's second-generation robotic digital microscope — Modus V™ — incorporates state-of-the-art optics and video processing technology to give surgeons an unprecedented view of the surgical field. Mounting the optics to an automated, robotic arm improves ergonomics for the whole surgical team, while projecting the optical feed via on a high-resolution monitor gives everyone in the OR the same view of the procedure, increasing teamwork and communication. Modus V’s automation assists the surgeons by allowing them to keep their hands in the surgical field, reducing the need for manual manipulation and potentially shortening the length of surgery and the time a patient remains under anesthetic.

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Finding the right partner

Although Synaptive considered making internal hires, they needed a rapid solution and believed their business needs would be better served by partnering with Rangle. They engaged Rangle to collaborate on the migration.

Finding the right partner

Although Synaptive considered making internal hires, they needed a rapid solution and believed their business needs would be better served by partnering with Rangle. They engaged Rangle to collaborate on the migration.

Synaptive quote

Synaptive quote

Rangle’s development approach made it easy to extend our team and was a fantastic complement to our technical capability.

Wes Hodges, Co-founder, Synaptive

UI 16:9

UI 16:9

Building future innovation through a component architecture

Through this approach, Synaptive and Rangle established several components and development practices that Synaptive can apply to future software applications and medical devices By creating software as intuitive and user-friendly as their hardware, Synaptive seeks to make a real difference for neurosurgeons, their surgical teams, and the patients they treat.

Building future innovation through a component architecture

Through this approach, Synaptive and Rangle established several components and development practices that Synaptive can apply to future software applications and medical devices By creating software as intuitive and user-friendly as their hardware, Synaptive seeks to make a real difference for neurosurgeons, their surgical teams, and the patients they treat.

Nick's quote

Nick's quote

This was a true collaboration right from the outset. By establishing an iterative process, we delivered working software in one-week sprints and held demonstrations for key stakeholders. When features needed tweaking or weren’t quite what Synaptive had imagined, it was easy to change and adapt.

Nick Van Weerdenburg, Founder & CEO, Rangle

Synaptive UI

Synaptive UI

About Synaptive

Synaptive Medical Inc. is disrupting the status quo to give surgeons, hospitals, researchers – and especially patients – a connected experience. Their revolutionary products and services cross traditional barriers and information silos in and beyond the operating room. By rethinking the disjointed assortment of analogue technology that dominates existing environments, Synaptive is delivering medical technology that grows as technology evolves to meet healthcare needs.

About Synaptive

Synaptive Medical Inc. is disrupting the status quo to give surgeons, hospitals, researchers – and especially patients – a connected experience. Their revolutionary products and services cross traditional barriers and information silos in and beyond the operating room. By rethinking the disjointed assortment of analogue technology that dominates existing environments, Synaptive is delivering medical technology that grows as technology evolves to meet healthcare needs.