1st International Congress for Innovation in Global Surgery
ABSTRACT FIRST PRESENTED: 20.04.2022
SurgiPod -The Smallest Portable Modular OT
The innovation presented aims to solve the availability and accessibility of Operation Theatres in low resource, disaster and military settings. It aims to reduce the cost and resources involved in the setting and running of an OT, including consumables and as a result, reduce the waste generated. It will help in creating an ambient temperature around the operated area to reduce the risk of SSI. Having a smaller surface area, it is convenient to sterilise and thus reuse. While the concept of portable OTs is not new with significant innovations being done in the field of mobile OTs, not much has actually reached the field. However, a revolutionary product with the concept of a portable OT of the size of the patient’s body is novel, cheap, scalable and easily deployable. It is aimed to develop a portable, transparent, air conditioned ‘Surgical Pod’ which will provide a sterile, illuminated, safe, temperature regulated field to carry out minor as well as life-saving surgeries.
An innovative surgical method to operate the zygomatico-maxillary-orbital complex in the absence of intraoperative computer tomography or intraoperative navigation using novel zygoma analysis and virtual surgical planning software
Feasibility of the frugally-engineered ‘LeVe CPAP’ from pilot data in healthy volunteers at Mengo Hospital, Uganda; with potential for use in patients with acute hypoxaemic respiratory failure associated with COVID-19 and other respiratory illnesses