Providing real-time video enhancement of surgical procedures and post-operative review has a variety of challenges. There are many different equipment providers with no industry standardization. As a result, there is a wide variety of physical connections and many different video resolutions that are being capture by very small cameras with low video resolution. The potential exists to save lives by providing real-time video enhancement technology that empowers video clarity for the surgeon during surgeries.
The demand for high quality, actionable, real-time video is rapidly increasing throughout global healthcare markets. Real-time, actionable video requirements are expanding in specific medical applications leveraging real-time and post-operative video. ProHawk provides real-time video enhancement technology that provides unparalleled clarity in compromised video due to low resolution, low light conditions. ProHawk unlocks the highest quality enhancements with ultra-low latency, enabling doctors and physicians to analyze optimized, actionable video in real-time.
The most critical characteristic in a real-time video enhancement solution for surgical procedures is the latency of the system. This is the time delay between a video frame entering the system, video enhancement(s) being applied to the video frame, and receiving the enhanced video frame. Since surgeries that use real-time video monitoring requires human observation, perceptible latency has a strong effect on doctors satisfaction and usability of the system. This requirement demonstrates the distinct advantage that ProHawk solutions provide over competitive offerings with a latency of less than 20 µs. This enables high-speed video based surgical applications the ability to take advantage of the tremendous clarity.