Blue Belt Announces the Addition of Professor David Barrett to Scientific Advisory Board
<0> Blue Belt Technologies, Inc.Adam Simone, +1 763-452-4917 </0>
Blue Belt Technologies, an orthopedic surgical technology company, today announced the addition Professor David Barrett, Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon specializing in knee surgery at Southampton University Hospital, to the company’s Scientific Advisory Board. Professor Barrett will provide clinical insight and guidance for the company’s efforts in developing and commercializing various applications for treating large joint conditions.
“I am delighted to be working with Blue Belt, developing solutions that enable us to deliver accuracy and innovation to a very challenging field of knee surgery,” said Professor David Barrett.
Professor Barrett is currently a Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon at Southampton University Hospital and Professor of Orthopaedic Engineering at the School of Engineering Sciences. Professor Barrett developed an interest in knee surgery following a fellowship at Harvard Medical School and has since focused on research to improve techniques for surgery as well as knee joint design and function.
“Professor Barrett brings incredible experience in knee reconstruction, innovations in technique and implant design, and expertise in computer navigation. He will play an important role in developing current and future applications for the Navio system,” said Eric Timko, President and CEO of Blue Belt Technologies.
The Navio Surgical System provides robotics-assistance for partial knee replacement procedures through proprietary CT-free navigation software and a unique hand held computer controlled bone shaping tool. The Navio system brings a high degree of implant placement accuracy along with soft-tissue balancing benefits.
Blue Belt Technologies, Inc. is developing the next generation of “smart” surgical instruments for initial use in orthopedic procedures and then for other surgical specialties including neurosurgery, spinal and otolaryngology (“ENT”). The Company’s Navio™ System incorporates patented technology to provide precise robotic control to surgeons via an intelligent, handheld, computer-assisted bone cutting tool. The Navio System provides the surgeon with a layer of safety and enhanced accuracy while performing bone shaping tasks through minimally invasive incisions. The Company’s STRIDE™ Unicondylar Knee system provides advanced implant features optimized for use with Navio.