Steritrack has a reader for scanning QR codes in Operation Theatres for implants which is linked to the back-end system within the hospital. Nimbus were contracted to redesign the hardware, camera and AI/ML software to produce a more reliable unit with an 80% reduction in manufacturing costs.
Reviewed technical aspects
The Nimbus Technology Gateway initially reviewed all technical aspects of the prototype presented to them and carried out an assessment of the potential to use different hardware platforms and develop software to analyse the output to accurately read the QR codes down to 0.5mm in cross section as the item was being swept across the scanner head.
To date 3 prototypes have been built and the AI/ML software developed. We are getting the results needed and we will now complete the last prototypes and fine-time the software and train the models.
reduction in manufacturing costs
The Steritrack Ltd & NIMBUS Technology Gateway partnership
This experience has provided the company with access to a R&D partner that can provide the full suite of technology HW and SW services. The full technology development roadmap was put together, funded and delivered. The target of cost reduction of 80% will be exceeded thus assuring the company more profits and the ability to expand the technology into different domains. It has also built strong working relationships between the Streritrack and Nimbus team.
‘Nimbus have done an exemplary technical job and also guided us very effectively through the funding models on this scanner project. We hope to continue to work with Nimbus well into the future.’
Alan Gormley – VP of Operations for EMEA
The Technology Gateway Network delivers innovation expertise to industry across Ireland. It is run by Enterprise Ireland in partnership with the Institutes of Technology.
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