Surgery of the future is already here.

The world of surgery is undergoing technologization. Robotics are on the rise,

and surgery is increasingly changing from exploration-oriented towards seeing and prescient surgery.  

 

We enable the research, clinical testing and productization of advanced surgical technologies.

 

 

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Head Instruments Ltd, established in 2016, develops surgical technologies. The company is based on dreams, experience, professional skill and the will to promote people's well-being and health.

 

Head MDM (Movement Disorder Monitor) is a wireless, real-time monitor for accurately analyzing the magnitude of movement disorders and the effectiveness of different treatments on the symptoms. The most common cause of a movement disorder is Parkinson’s disease. Other causes include dystonia, various diseases causing tremors, Tourette’s syndrome, congenital CP or MS. Tens of thousands of people in Finland suffer from a severe movement disorder disease.

 

Head MDM allows attending doctors and the patient to monitor the situation closely and compare the effectiveness of the selected treatment. This method makes it significantly easier to adjust the treatment, and patients reach the best balance of treatment faster.

 

The embedded archiving properties of the movement disorder monitor keep the data comparable, which speeds up the treatment process and reduces unnecessary appointments.

 

The device is also meant to be wirelessly connected to deep brain stimulation equipment, so that the monitor can automatically control brain synchronization based on observed symptoms.

 
 

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Press release 13.6.2017

 
Head Instruments Ltd provides explicit knowledge for treating patients with movement disorders

 

The Oulu-based startup enterprise Head Instruments Ltd has developed a digital, wireless, real-time monitor Head MDM for accurately analyzing the magnitude of movement disorders and the effectiveness of different treatments on the symptoms. The most common cause of a movement disorder is Parkinson's disease. Other causes include dystonia, various diseases causing tremors, Tourette's syndrome, congenital CP or MS.

The Head MDM (Movement Disorder Monitor) is developed by Head Instruments and it allows attending doctors and the patient to monitor the situation closely and compare the effectiveness of the selected treatment. This method makes it significantly easier to adjust the treatment, and patients reach the best balance of treatment faster.

The embedded archiving properties of the movement disorder monitor keep the data comparable, which speeds up the treatment process and reduces unnecessary appointments.

The monitor is also meant to be wirelessly connected to deep brain stimulation equipment, so that the monitor can automatically control brain synchronization based on observed symptoms.

Head Instruments Ltd, established in 2016 in Oulu, provides solutions across sciences between surgery and technology. The main goal is to improve people's quality of life and well-being by offering more precise tools for use by both hospital staff and patients.

 

Further information:

Head Instruments Ltd

Press release 08.10.2016

 
Enterpreneur Veikko Lesonen contributing to the development of surgical robotics

 

In 2015 Oulu-based entrepreneur Veikko Lesonen, suffering from Parkinson's disease, benefited from DBS* surgery; now, he has joined Head Instruments Ltd, a company developing surgical robotics. The other owner and CEO of the company, established in March, is medical physics expert, Ph.D. Jani Katisko (Oulu University Hospital).

Head Instruments Ltd is an operator which enables the research of ideas and early concepts for the hospital environment, the clinical testing of concepts, piloting, and the bringing of products and services to the production phase.

- In my work, I've seen how the world of surgery is undergoing technologization. Robotics are on the rise, and surgery is increasingly changing from exploration-oriented towards seeing and prescient surgery. This is one of the things for which we, at Head Instruments, develop the necessary tools, says Katisko.

The Oulu University Hospital has long been a pioneer in brain surgical operations. Head Instruments also utilizes the high technological expertise found in the Oulu region. Veikko Lesonen especially emphasizes the development of the Oulu region and increasing the number of jobs, and hopes that this field will be one of the top projects in the development of the city.

- To enter new markets, we need innovations and people to execute them. Here in Oulu, we have both. We have the opportunity to create a new kind of surgery and a strong Oulu and Oulu region, Lesonen says.

Head Instruments enables a smooth cooperation across sciences between surgery and technology.

- An especially essential factor is that experts in medicine, in particular surgery, neuroscience, radiology, robotics, and engineering, engage in close dialogue around the same table to achieve a common goal, emphasizes Katisko.

The main goal of Head Instruments is to improve people's quality of life and well-being by offering more precise tools for use by both hospital staff and patients. 

Head Instruments Ltd's research and product development will start immediately, and the first prototypes will be completed by the year 2017. In the first phase, the products will focus on neuromodulation and imaging-controlled surgery.

*DBS, or Deep Brain Stimulation, is a treatment method where electrodes are implanted deep inside the brain to balance the brain's abnormal functioning. DBS is especially used in the treatment of movement disorders, such as Parkinson's disease, dystonia and various diseases causing tremors. DBS can also be used in the treatment of many other brain disorders, such as Tourette's syndrome, obsessive-compulsive disorder and epilepsy.

 

Veikko Lesonen is an Oulu-based entrepreneur known as the founder of JOT Automation Ltd, a company that grew along with Nokia. After selling JOT, Lesonen founded the family company Head Invest Ltd at the turn of the millennium and has also been involved in many other companies. In 2001, he founded the Eija and Veikko Lesonen Foundation to support children and young people in Northern Finland.

 

Requests for interviews:

Raisa Lesonen, Communications Manager, Head Instruments Ltd
tel. +358 20 1432 350 / raisa.lesonen@headteam.com

 

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Harri Lilja
Member of the board

Mirella Lesonen-Hakola
Member of the board

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