Touch Surgery was founded by surgeons with a vision of raising the standards of global surgery through the use of mobile technology. By combining core concepts from gaming, surgical training, and cognitive task analysis, They’ve created highly engaging and accurate training and rehearsal simulations for surgical experts, medical students, and enthusiasts alike. Touch Surgery has already been integrated into surgical training curriculum and is used by hundreds of thousands of surgical trainees and leading surgeons in every country on earth, who strive to improve their technical skills and surgical decision making. Additionally, they are constantly establishing partnerships with leading healthcare institutions and associations in order to develop the most cutting edge and accurate interactive learning modules available anytime, anywhere.
Touch Surgery is designed for hardware that already sits in most people’s pockets, which makes it easily adoptable and potentially infinitely scalable. By offering the simulator on iOS and Android platforms, they allow surgeons and surgical trainees to improve their skills at any time – be it between operations, on their commute to work, or whilst at home – anywhere in the world. To create the simulations, they partner with leading surgeons, institutions, and organisations such as Stanford, Duke, and UCL, and many others, and employ animators who have worked on Finding Nemo, Avatar, Gravity, Harry Potter, and 007 movies.
It was founded in 2013 by Andre Chow and Jean Nehme, two surgeons.They provide free education resources in the form of mobile app based surgical simulations to surgical training programs at Stanford, UPenn, and John Hopkins.
Jean has an honors degree in Surgical Simulation and Technology from Imperial College London. When not in the lab, Jean can be found running along the Thames, or at one of the many technology Meetups around London.
Andre is an experienced web coder, UX designer, and all-round hacker. When not in the lab being super busy with his hand involved in every aspect of the product, Andre spends his spare time playing a myriad of sports and trying to push his French bulldog off the sofa.