SAN FRANCISCO, May 14, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Inc., a San Francisco based digital health company, received its first patent and celebrated the 30,000th gastroenterology procedure recorded with the Virgo cloud video platform.
Every year in the United States, there are more than 45 million video-based medical procedures — including colonoscopies, endoscopies, laparoscopic surgeries, and more. Historically, video from these procedures has not been documented as part of the medical record due to challenges with technical feasibility and data storage. Virgo's proprietary cloud video platform solves these challenges, creating a new best practice for endoscopic video recording.
The two-year-old company was recently granted its first patent by the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) for an Automated System for Medical Video Recording and Storage. The granted patent, expected to issue in early July, covers the core functionality of Virgo's cloud video recording system — specifically the ability to trigger video recording automatically using advanced computer vision and neural networks.
"Receiving our first patent is a tremendous milestone for Virgo and representative of the hard work and technical contributions from our team. We look forward to building our intellectual property portfolio further with new advancements in endoscopy," said Matt Schwartz, Virgo co-founder and CEO.
With a strong focus on security, Virgo also encrypts and transfers videos to cloud storage using state of the art protocols. Users access their videos using Virgo's HIPAA compliant web portal, which allows them to stream, download, edit, and share videos with colleagues. By moving data storage to the cloud, Virgo enables cost-effective video recording at scale.
Virgo launched in May 2018, and leading medical centers around the country are rapidly incorporating Virgo into their practices. Earlier this month, the company celebrated the 30,000th gastroenterology procedure recorded on its cloud video platform. Doctors are using videos recorded with Virgo for a variety of risk mitigation, research, training, and quality improvement initiatives.
Virgo is exhibiting at the upcoming conference, Digestive Disease Week, in San Diego, CA, from May 18-21, 2019. They will be providing live demonstrations of their technology at booth #4832. Please visit the Virgo website to book a demonstration time slot.
SOURCE Virgo Surgical Video Solutions, Inc.
Virgo was recently selected to join the Summer ’17 NYC Techstars accelerator program, and we are launching our first product later this month. With this in mind, I thought it would be beneficial to explain a bit about what we are working on and why we are so excited to be working on it...
Traditionally, gastroenterologists had to rely on DVDs and external hard drives in order to record and keep any video footage of the procedure. But Virgo, a startup out of San Francisco, wants to make the process easier. The company has developed a cloud-based platform for recording colonoscopies.