ForSight Robotics is building a surgical robotic platform to transform the future of ophthalmic surgery with a $10 million seed round led by Eclipse Ventures and joined by Mithril Capital.
FREMONT, CA: ForSight Robotics develops a surgical robotic platform that will revolutionize the future of ophthalmic surgery with a $10 million seed round headed by Eclipse Ventures and joined by Mithril Capital. ForSight's mission is to revamp ophthalmic surgery by applying technologies in microsurgical robotics, computer visualization, and machine learning. The platform will automate the daunting subtleties of ophthalmic surgery with an intuitive, patient-centric system that tackles the profound and increasing problems of preventable blindness and visual impairment.
ForSight's team couples the expertise of world-renowned ophthalmic surgeons with those of today's top medical roboticists – an accomplished group of technologists whose work animates the surgical robots used at scale. With the apt technology and team in place, ForSight Robotics believes that top eye surgeons' talents can be scaled and shared with the world.
Technologically, ForSight's robotics will offer unprecedented agility and maneuverability with six degrees of freedom and the potential of executing intricate tasks with microsurgical instruments. Coupling the latest robotics, machine learning, and microsurgery advancements, the ForSight system will incorporate state-of-the-art stereoscopic imaging technologies for surgical planning, real-time image guidance, and visualization. The platform will ensure the continuous enhancement of surgical technique and exceed human surgical potentials with only a few microns' precise movements.
ForSight is helped by a distinguished group of accomplished peers in the sector. ForSight will be navigated by a clinical advisory board, including six world-renowned ophthalmic surgeons. The company's goal is to democratize this highly sophisticated procedure, allowing patients worldwide to seamlessly access the treatment that can restore their vision.
As populations age, robotically assisted surgery is a vital tool to simultaneously advance technique and broaden access to top-tier medical expertise. ForSight secured a grant from the Israel Innovation Authority's Companies Incentive Program and has developed a top-notch executive team to lead mechanical engineering, computer vision, product design, and software development. The firm is widening its technical team and is actively seeking highly-skilled, impact-driven engineers across the mechanical, software, and hardware sectors.