Real-Time Reflex Pupillometry Device for Neuro-Physiologic Monitoring

Technology #ua15-141

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Researchers
Gerald Michael Lemole, Jr
Professor, Surgery
Marek Romanowski
Associate Professor, Biomedical Engineering
Managed By
Rakhi Gibbons
Asst. Director, Life Sciences (520) 626-6695

Invention

This device provides for a solid state camera system and light source onto an extraocular lens for real-time monitoring of cranial nerve pathways on anesthetized patients.

Background

Intraoperative neurophysiologic monitoring provides the surgical team real-time feedback during surgeries that involve the brain, spinal cord, or peripheral nervous system. This allows for prompt interventions intraoperatively that has shown to reduce post-surgical incidence of paralysis, muscle weakness, sensory deficits, hearing loss, as well as other new neurologic deficits.

Advantages

  • This device offers instantaneous intraoperative feedback concerning manipulations of the optic and oculomotor nerves, as well as the brain stems
  • Allows surgeons to make immediate corrective actions, preventing permanent deficits, and improving patient safety and surgical outcomes.
  • The device provides real-time monitoring of the 2nd and 3rd cranial nerve pathways for anesthetized patients.

Applications

  • Significant utility as an intraoperative neurophysiological monitoring device
  • Significant opportunity for clinical application in the marketplace
  • This technology may offer a significant improvement over existing IOM devices, leading to improved patient outcomes and surgical success.

Inventors

G. Michael Lemole, Jr.

Marek Romanowski

Contact

Rakhi Gibbons

Licensing Manager, Tech Launch Arizona

rakhig@tla.arizona.edu

Refer to Technology ID: UA15-141