1、Consulting on medical device business development and management
Show Chwan Incubation Center had already helped more than 10 Taiwanese businesses stepping into medical device industry. As many people might have known that Taiwan used to be an OEM base for many foreign brands. However, in recent decade foreign brand has shifted their order to China and South East of China. Those OEM factories have been facing the difficulty of transformation for long time. Therefore,Show Chwan helps them to transform their current machine and system to enter into medical devices, which can be considered as high value industry here in Taiwan.
2、Training on business plan preparation, entrepreneurship development, leadership.
Local governments in Taiwan offer a subsidy program to help startup team or small business for research and development. Applying this subsidy needs to prepare and write a proposal which describes how you start your research and development project and how the business plan is. Show Chwan incubation center offers the consultation and training programs to assist small businesses and start up team to prepare for the project.
3、Networking with university faculty/students, private corporations, other service providers.
We established an Additive Manufacturing technology center together with National Taiwan University in 2016, the main function of this center is to assist young business starters to think how to apply the technology of 3D printing into medical field and make it commercialized. Moreover, we also work with National Chiao Tung University, National Cheng Kung University, National Taiwan Normal University、National University of Tainan and National Taipei University of Business to provide the R&D resources for our clients.
Show Chwan offers funds to encourage its surgeons、doctors working with startup team and small businesses to initiate the research project of medical device or biotechnological products together. The maximum of the fund for each project is 10,000 USD.
Most of the apparatus used in microsurgery belong to the direct-view binocular microscope architecture. The traditional way that a doctor conducts clinical visual inspection using an optical microscope has the advantage of its being very mature. However, it has the disadvantage of being bulky and expensive. It's also an unpleasant experience for a clinician to hold in the same position while working for a long time. There has been a great leap in the improvement of electronic digital photography and three-dimensional display technologies for the past years. The fidelity represented by the digital image resolution and quality already satisfied the needs of clinicians. In addition, using different wavelengths of LED light sources together with appropriate digital image processing algorithms can offer clinicians more comprehensive images which are invisible to human eyes. The captured digital images can be shared in real－time especially for clinical teaching. The result of this project is to develop a miniature light-weight stereo digital microscope which incorporates the strong capacity of local Taiwanese semiconductor and optical industries. The design approach is to collect the clinical treatment requirements from the surgeons of Show Chwan Healthcare System and then team up the capable digital photography, 3D display, lens and machinery companies to jointly develop a digital microscope system comprising a stereo image capturing unit, a sophisticate lens system and a robot arm meeting the predefined requirements. The project team has achieved a prototype which can be used in clinical. The next stage to make the prototype become product and the new company need to raise funding.
Endoscope, as the eyes of an MIS surgeon, is to provide a 3D environment.
2D to 3D conversion adopts the video sequence captured from a single-channel 2D endoscope and calculates the depth information for the organs
and surgical instruments therein to provide 3D image on stereoscopic display.
Minimally Invasive Surgery (MIS) has great progress from the end of the 20th century. MIS needs not only skilled surgeons, but also accurate equipment to assist surgeons. Endoscope, as the eyes of an MIS surgeon, Is to provide a 3D environment. 2D to 3D conversion adopts the video sequence captured from a single-channel 2D endoscope and calculates the depth information for the organs and surgical instruments therein to provide 3D image on stereoscopic display. This 2D to 3D conversion will assist surgeons for providing high surgical accuracy and reduce the surgical time needed.
For Minimally Invasive Surgery
Input: Any 2D Endoscope (0/30/45 degree, 0.2cm~1cm size)
Output: Full HD 3D at realtime
3D Human Factor – Adjustable
On-line: real-time conversion
Off-line: video conversion
Patents – 3 Patents
MedicalTek Co., Ltd. - ISO13485 & GMP
Augmented reality involves usage of computer vision algorithms on video from endoscopic cameras or cameras mounted within the operating room to provide additional information to the surgeon which would otherwise have to be intuitively recognized by him. Our approach is in providing this personalized 3D model with the least amount of changes to the operating room. Software flowchart is presented to show the personalized 3D modeling procedure and then in registration of 3D model and endoscope video.