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Mimyk helps doctors perform precision surgeries

Mimyk helps doctors perform precision surgeries

When people need medical attention, they tend to prefer senior doctors over junior doctors. This is easily justified.

Senior doctors have more experience, and people trust them to perform physical tests, conduct surgeries, and prescribe medications correctly.

However, since people call upon junior doctors less often, this does not allow those junior doctors to gain the experience that they need to become a senior doctor.

Shanthanu Chakravarthy, Balaji Gopal, Nithin Shivashankar, and Ragu Menon are seeking to change this issue for junior doctors.


They have founded Mimyk, a medical-tech startup incubated at the SID-IISc in Malleswaram, Bengaluru.

Mimyk allows junior doctors to perform surgeries on simulations to help them better understand how a procedure is done without risking the life of an actual patient.

Mimyk creates a surgery simulation by combining haptics, design, and virtual reality. A platform simulates the gut on a computer.

The operating table has a representation of a body. It also has an endoscope, which can be used by the doctors to insert into the body simulation.

Mimyk’s platform also has haptic sensors, which act as an interface for human-machine interaction.

Immersive medical simulations use software and algorithms for haptic interaction with the virtual organs.

The platform has an integrated design, since the oscilloscope was designed for use in real-world situations.

Mimyk’s product has been successfully tested at the Asian Institute of Gastroenterology in Hyderabad.

The Asian Institute of Gastroenterology is one of the largest referral centers for Therapeutic Endoscopy in Asia. Mimyk’s team wants to take the platform to about 350 medical colleges in India.

After that, they want to release the platform to the world. Mimyk’s training simulation platform is attractive because it only costs a tenth of the cost of a real endoscopy machine, which costs a few crore rupees.

Thanks to Mimyk, junior doctors will be able to gain experience in surgical procedures without endangering the lives of patients.


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