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Surgical Blood Loss Medical App gets FDA Clearance

“Los Altos, California-based Gauss Surgical has received an FDA 510(k) clearance for its Triton iPad app, which can now estimate the surgical blood loss in canisters that hold blood.

“Surgeons can estimate blood loss in surgical suction containers using the iPad’s camera. The app enables the user to take pictures of the surgical canisters and then send the images up to the cloud for analysis. At that point, an algorithm estimates the hemoglobin content and the blood loss ‘regardless of confounding factors such as saline/irrigation fluid, ambient lighting variations, and hemolysis (red cell rupture)’, the company explains.”

This is great news for connected and digital health and you can read the full story here.