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Translucent Medical

Translucent has a medical navigation system that reduces time, complications, and radiation by creating a virtual window into the patient.

  • Stage Prototype Ready
  • Industry Medical Devices and Equipment
  • Location Scotts Valley, CA, USA
  • Currency USD
  • Founded June 2011
  • Employees 4

Company Summary

Translucent Medical is producing a unique image and navigation system that reduces procedure time, complications, and X-ray radiation. Translucent's display over the patient shows a pre-operative 3D image that is aligned to the patient. Moving the display moves the image, creating the feeling of looking through a window into the patient. The result is instant perception and a direct, intuitive connection between the physician and the anatomy.


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    Jaime Waydo
    Director of Product Development

    Jaime Waydo designed the suspension system for the Mars Rover Curiosity and led the NASA JPL Curiosity mobility team to a successful Mars mission. She has managed medical device development for the past two years. Jaime has a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Montana State University and an MS in Dynamics and Controls from UCLA.

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    Dan Wallace

    Dan Wallace creates successful medical products. He co-founded Hansen Medical and was VP of Regulatory and CTO. Earlier, he led Instrument Development for Intuitive Surgical, inventing and developing the daVinci Endowrist instruments, responsible for over $2B in revenue. Dan was a flight controller in Mission Control for the Space Shuttle and is an inventor on over 100 patents and applications. Dan has a BSME from Rice and a MSME from Stanford.


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    Casey McGlynn and Jim Heslin