While achieving high resolution in large volume surgical spaces, our system remains wireless. Move freely in an open surgical space and without losing track and focus.
Navigate the brain
Create surgical plans of your upcoming surgical procedure and follow them intraoperatively. Your surgical tools get tracked at sub-millimeter precision and are projected into the medical images in real-time for allowing accurate navigation.
It’s all about precision
and passion for details
Our precision instruments are manufactured out of one piece of stainless steel and are DLC protected. A wide range of surgical applications from electrode placements to injections can now be applied in your lab.
Ever dreamed of X-Ray vision?
Now you have it!
Our large-scale and precise tracking integrates mixed-reality in your surgical suit. See the inner anatomical structures of your surgical subject and surgical plans in your natural field of view and in 3D.
Our system does not depend on stereotaxic frames or fiducial markers. These simplifications save preparation time and money while eliminating sources of error.
Create a 3D representation of your surgical subject based on medical images and plan your surgical procedures virtually.
Create 3D-printed models of your surgical subject to simulate parts of your procedure and instrument-handling under realistic conditions.
Follow your surgical plans under high-resolution guidance. Our navigation system supports and guides you through procedures – reliable and precise.
Prof. Jan Zimmermann
University of Minnesota
"There are enough things to worry about during complex surgeries and CORTEXPLORER allows us to be better and faster all while being more confident in our outcomes."
Prof. Winrich Freiwald
"cortEXplore has made it possible for us to plan our high-precision surgeries targeting small fMRI-identified brain areas through realistic simulations and then execute them successfully. "
Prof. Rossella Breveglieri
University of Bologna
"We were impressed by the kindness and availability of the cortEXplore team to listen to our requests, for the timeliness of their support, the efficiency and the user-friendly nature of the product. "
Why we do what we do
As a group of young researchers and engineers, we share a common passion: building tools for studying the mechanisms of the brain.
The idea for our technology started during our academic careers, when we were challenged to target cubic-millimeter sized areas invasively. Because existing tools were not satisfying our scientific needs, we designed a novel neuronavigation system with highest precision and reliability. But the system should be more than that. We aimed for a technology that should synergistically support and guide surgeons in their daily procedures.
Three years after the first idea has sparked, our frameless, markerless and wireless system is ready to set surgeons free and to allow them to focus on their essential commitment: to perform precise interventions in the central nervous system. So far, we have demonstrated the systems capabilities in a wide range of research applications, including microelectrode implantations, TMS and optogenetics – and there is more to come.
Together with the University Clinic Linz and our research partners we are now translating our tech to a certified medical device and to follow our mission: benefiting neuroscientists, surgeons, and most importantly, patients around the globe.