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Summary of app features: Triton Sponge is the FDA-approved iPad app at the center of Gauss Surgical’s “Triton OR” product. Their products use the blood collected from surgical sponges and suction canisters during a procedure. Using the iPad app to take a picture of the container, an AI algorithm calculates the amount of blood the patient lost during surgery. Their website emphasizes that their rapid calculations have greater accuracy compared to traditional methods.
This app is useful for: any clinician looking for a better way to quantify blood loss in real-time.
Good User Review: There are currently no reviews available on the app store, but clinical support, including 5 clinical trials, of the app’s functionality can be found here on their website.
Limitations: It is currently necessary to go through the company to gain access to their app because it relies on external technology from Gauss Surgical. As a result, there is little information readily accessible about fees and functionality in the operating room. The accessibility of the app is restricted, despite having potential for good use.
More from this developer: Gauss Surgical also has a product called Triton L&D, which quantifies blood loss during vaginal births. This technology can suggest obstetric hemorrhage by measuring blood loss.
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