Medical team performing surgery in an operating room equipped with advanced technology.

Intra-Operative Tissue Pathology

Client

BlackLight Surgical

Challenges

Triple Ring Technologies was tasked with designing, integrating, testing, and delivering an innovative high-speed laser-based intra-operative biochemical imaging platform. The system leveraged picosecond pulsing laser technology for intra-operative tissue analysis. A user-centric design and workflow facilitated by machine learning successfully enabled real-time clinical decision making in the surgery suite.

 

Outcomes

Through Triple Ring’s proven product design and development process, Blacklight Surgical’s breakthrough imaging platform was built and delivered to support critical clinical studies. The system was designed to ISO13485 standards and fully documented within a Quality Management System (QMS) established by Triple Ring and transferred to Black Light Surgical.

 

Triple Ring Value Proposition

  • Multidisciplinary science and engineering teams capable of design and development, integration, verification, test, and system build
    • Included Engineering (Mechanical, Electrical, Software, Systems, BioMedical,and Test), Optical Science, Machine Learning, Industrial Design, Quality Management, and system assembly.
  • Efficient design process featuring extensive modeling and complex simulations to derive requirements and guide prototyping.
  • Program structures that included Triple Ring having a financial stake in the project
A 3D rendering of BlackLight Surgical's advanced intra-operative tissue pathology medical device cart with dual screens displaying user interface, tissue pathology imagery, and diagnostic data.
Medical professional operating BlackLight Surgical's advanced intra-operative tissue pathology medical device cart with dual screens displaying user interface, tissue pathology imagery, and diagnostic data.
Medical imaging comparison displaying a visible image with scan overlay next to a scanned image highlighting specific areas of interest.

Background

BlackLight Surgical has harnessed the principles of Time-Resolved Laser Induced Fluorescence Spectroscopyto innovate within intra-operative pathology workflows. Collaborating with Triple Ring, they have created a new biochemical imaging platform that identifies margins between normal and disease tissues inside the surgical suite, in real-time, without labels. With our full teams of scientists, engineers, designers, and assembly technicians, Triple Ring was ideally suited to translate Blackight Surgical’s breakthrough technology to the clinic.

A workflow storyboard showing BlackLight Surgical's real-time cancer tissue pathology system.
A happy dog wearing One Health Group's Voyce heart monitor with a bandaged leg on a vet examination table while a veterinarian works in the background.

Veterinary Vital Sign Monitor

Client

One Health Group

Challenge

To accurately measure biometric data and improve outcomes in the veterinary setting, Triple Ring Technologies developed a noninvasive, remote digital monitoring device for One Health Group. Triple Ring’s experts designed a wearable physiological monitor that improved patient comfort, achieved long-term continuous monitoring, provided real-time feedback and alerts, and was cost-effective and easy to use.

 

Outcomes

The robust functional prototypes generated high quality physiologic data that supported One Health Group’s value proposition and enabled expanded partnerships with strategic investors in the veterinary health industry.

 

Value Propositions

  • Client outsourced R&D to Triple Ring which provided expertise tailored for a virtual startup company
  • Deep and relevant clinical and technical domain knowledge
  • Concept to clinical validation services
  • Urgency to drive value and support fund raising
Black pet collar with integrated One Health Group's Voyce physiological monitoring device.
A drawing of a hand assembling the One Health Group's Voyce animal physiological monitor onto a collar.
A digital illustration of One Health Group's Voyce physiological monitor on a dog with a transparent section showing internal anatomy.

Background

One Health’s business model depended on a lean organization. The company required a close outsourced partner to perform all their R&D. One Health’s system is a complex device requiring a multidisciplinary team to design, build and test. Through concept development, industrial design and prototyping, Triple Ring ran a rapid feasibility demonstration process to de-risk critical elements of the product design and prove functionality.

 

Our technology partnership with Triple Ring will enable us to much more quickly bring our patented mobile health monitoring technology to market and will support our goals as we build on our noncontact intelligent biometric sensing Voyce platform, bringing new, innovative physiological monitoring capabilities to support in-situ and real-time animal health care

Al DiRienzo
CEO & Co-Founder of One Health Group

 

Triple Ring is pleased to partner with One Health Group to develop the next version of their exciting platform for next-generation remote animal health monitoring. We believe in One Health Group and are taking a stake in the company, showing our support for their technology and the potential for the Voyce platform

Joe Heanue
CEO of Triple Ring Technologies
Black pet collar with integrated One Health Group's Voyce physiological monitoring device.
A young girl sitting on the floor reading a book to Kuri the robot companion in a modern living space.

Kuri, the Nimble Companion Robot

Client

Mayfield Robotics

Challenge

Triple Ring technologies was engaged by Mayfield Robotics to design a safe, effective, rugged, and low-cost optical guidance system for home companion robot, called Kuri. Kuri’s optical system needed to perform multiple functions to navigate and interact with her environment, including hazard detection and simultaneous localization and mapping. The integrated guidance optics also needed to be eye-safe for both humans and pets. Triple Ring’s design featured complex optical components, such as a pulsed vertical cavity surface emitting laser array, a panoramic annular lens, and a time-of-flight imaging sensor array.

 

Outcomes

Triple Ring designed an optical system that exceeded the cost and performance requirements set by the client, most importantly, certification for eye-safety and compliance with UL 3300. Delivering such technology allowed the client, Mayfield Robotics, to successfully launch Kuri as a commercial product and deliver hundreds of units to eager customers. The unique design of Triple Ring’s optical system resulted in 5 pending patents and Kuri being named Best in Show at CES 2017 by PC Magazine, WIRED, and Engadget.

 

Triple Ring Value Proposition

  • Generation of fundamental Intellectual Property translatable to industrial autonomous robotics
  • Extensive experience designing exotic and novel optical systems
  • System and subsystem level design and integration
  • Adherence to aggressive launch schedule to satisfy holiday orders and CES presentation
A front and side view of Kuri, a modern, anthropomorphic robot with a black and white color scheme, accompanied by a charging dock.
Diagram highlighting the different beams used by a Kuri's optical system for navigation and obstacle detection.
An illustration of Kuri's optical sensor's operation, showing the emission and detection of light beams for distance measurement and environmental mapping.

Background

Mayfield Robotics, a subsidiary of a multinational automotive parts manufacturer, sought a unique skill set to design an optical navigation system for integration into Kuri, an at-home companion robot. With industry-leading skills and experience in medical imaging and medical device optics, Triple Ring was the optimal partner. The lessons learned, knowledge gained, and IP generated was transferred to the parent company for integration into navigation subsystems within companion robots built for industrial settings.

Optical subassembly of Kuri's robotic visual system, black plastic housing with lenticular clear plastic, PCBa, lens, and other optics.