In’Tech Medical—a contract manufacturer of orthopaedic and spine implants and instruments—commenced full launch of the Wayvio platform, surgical instruments enhanced with smart communication tools that rely on various sensors and RFID technology to communicate with a mobile application.
Wayvio’s limited launch occurred in late 2016.
Wayvio on-board electronics are self-triggered throughout the instrument’s life-cycle with no human interaction. The platform features a customizable dashboard to monitor key performance indicators, accessible in real-time through an online application. Elements that may be monitored include:
- Frequency of O.R. exposure
- Number of sterilizations
- Recurrence of surgical use (impaction, torque limiting “click,” etc.)
- Inadvertent events (accidental dropping, out-of-range impaction, strains, etc.)
According to In’Tech, Wayvio technology can be retrofitted and integrated into almost any instrument, turning it into a wireless device that will store and communicate key parameters to facilitate the data exchange among OEMs, medical staff and sales reps.
Additionally, Wayvio’s inventory management tool allows device companies to locate instruments throughout the supply chain, from warehouse to O.R. Its mobile app features device identity tracking (a UDI requirement) and eases the burden of manual re-composition of trays.
Source: In'Tech Medical