SentiAR | Berk Tas, CEO


Berk Tas

Berk Tas

CEO, SentiAR
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Transforming the experience for both patient and clinician in interventional procedures with a 3D augmented reality platform featuring real-time holographic visualization of the patient’s actual anatomy, “floating” over the patient.


Berk Tas  0:00  

Hello, everybody. That's it sent er, we don't have a moderator. So I guess we introduce ourselves. I'll start by saying my name is Burk, as it says on there, but quick anecdote from this morning, I'm really happy to be here, and really happy to be on the stage. And actually, I found in the first try. I'm like this morning when I was trying to find where the yoga was, and just wandering around. And somebody just grabbed me and brought me over there. Thankfully, so I was hoping the moderator would do that here, but we didn't need one. Anyways, we're going to take a little journey from all the training, conversations and presentations that took place from our esteemed colleagues into more intraprocedural guidance. SentiAR is focused on electrophysiology space, it's an interventional procedure, particularly complicated one, several technologies are used, there is no ability to directly visualize inside the heart in these procedures. It's minimally invasive, and a catheter has been fished around to eliminate sources of arrhythmias with targeting very specific locations. The standard of care in this particular procedure has gross errors, we measured four and a half millimeters of navigation error in our clinical work in humans, which leads to 34% likelihood of missing the location with your catheter tip entirely. The other problem in these procedures is that it's a very pervasive disease. Atrial Fibrillation alone affects about 40 million people globally. And we currently only address this is the only creative option available one to 2%. And, as our colleagues have mentioned, confidence, comfort familiarity with the technologies that are being used in the operating room does indeed affect patient care, and their ability to perform the procedures rapidly. I'm citing a paper here actually had a wonderful opportunity to speak with Dr Rosario at length. And what he's told me is from his experience of training 150 physicians, he's seen their level of procedure volume grow one to two procedures a week, which is a massive growth. We care about this field because it is a problem. Outcomes aren't great. And we do a lot of procedures today, but it's not nowhere near enough, it needs to grow at exponential rate. Here's what SentiAR has developed, our first platform has been FDA cleared. It's a holographic guidance system, allowing the physician to connect to their digital environment in an unprecedented fashion. This is provided to a wearable heads up display. And once the display is put on, everything is completely hands free. Because this person is actually operating. This is real time guidance. The demo here is static. In use this product is actually live updating, with the 3D map of the heart. With the catheters inside updating in real time during the procedure, they're able to put their hand head completely inside the heart, target different locations with their catheter tip, they can share this which is unprecedented being able to see the same exact hologram as if it's a 3d floating objects in space. You're able to make minute adjustments on our patented interface that allows you to to get all the views you want without having to ask somebody else in that previous picture within the complex operating room. They have to ask somebody to get anything done in the digital tools, because they have no other way to communicate with them. SentiAR completely changes that paradigm. What has it done to the data we've, I've just showed you on accuracy. In our clinical study, we've shown 82% improvement in targeting accuracy. reduced the likely to miss your target from 34% is 6%. I think that this requires just a little bit of a pause on what this type of technology can do, not only to this procedure, but there's many procedures like this where the improvements are required. We also reduced the communication load drastically. These are three to six hour long procedures very complicated, requiring quite of a slew of mental gymnastics as it is. And we lower that communication load drastically. Here's another look at the precision we brought that four and a half millimeters of navigation error to 2.9. I already shared a 34% to 6% reduction here's a simulation work we've done with Johns Hopkins University. Just this show you the reason why this is an important element of reducing errors. In the first picture standard of care, you see that red dot, that's your target. A physician may be thinking they're on target, but deliver an ablation somewhere completely random. In the center or system, that likelihood has drastically reduced. In essence, you're delivering lesions almost on target every time huge difference in the quality of care that you're delivering and the patient effect this will have. We talked about clarity, our system has been shown to allow physicians that interpret what they're seeing easier. They're learning and seeing new things. Some of our physicians in this study were has been practicing for 30 years. So it's not just few folks that have come out of fellowship recently. And the control element, the communication load that I've shown you that dropped from almost two commands for every point they navigate to essentially zero. We have proprietary engine behind the technology that allows near zero latency real time data flow, with large amounts of data. So we don't build our platform on Unity or Unreal for this reason. Also, all the data we move is encrypted. Our patent portfolio has evolved very nicely over the years since we found the company, we now have six granted patents, and more has been filed. Just recently, our intercom patent has been allowed. What you'll see in our patent portfolio is we're building a command center. That is not only visualization, but being able to collaborate incorporating other technologies, and really allowing the physician in the hospital to continue to gain efficiencies in this procedure state. It has a very clear return on investment for our the hospitals that we work with. We this is a quick model that's talking about a regional Reference Center. As you can see very significant potential for return. Right now we're integrated with the most sophisticated, highest advanced technologies. As we go into our next phase of clinical work. We're going to be initiating a new study in the Harvard Medical System with some of the top electrophysiologists. So thus far, we raised seven $8 million we received some non diluted funds from our partners. Now we're launching our eight and a half million dollar be round getting ready for revenue and Europe, leaning over to the the additional features and cashflow positive. The competitive landscape as our colleagues once again, we're talking about learning surgical planning tools. They're not really a competition for us, we see it as a continuum. And today we stand alone in the space we're in as world's first real time guidance system, and real time data flow, especially in cardiology, very well experienced team we are all from AR VR and electrophysiology fields. We have about eight PhDs and the 14 team members we have and our board is one of the most experience in this field, especially Shlomo Spoon who was one of the co founders of the leading market leading technology today. Our advisory board is also very well rounded and sophisticated with top doctors and technologists. In summary, what we're doing here is really a paradigm shifting game changing opportunity to elevate all physicians experience and really improve this procedure that touches so many patients. And I hope to talk to you more about this. If you're interested. Come find me and look forward to more engaging conversations. Thank you


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