Tactile Imaging
Tactile Imaging is a medical imaging modality translating the sense of touch into a digital image. A set of 2D pressure patterns from surface of deformed soft tissue can be transformed in 3D tactile image which reveals anatomy and elasticity distribution of underlaying objects (see Figure 1). We are working to combine tactile imaging with other medical imaging modalities and treatments.

Area of Focus
The company’s primary area of focus is women healthcare including pelvic diseased conditions (prolapse, incontinence, chronic pelvic pain), pathologies (endometriosis, adenomyosis and uterine fibroids, cervical and ovarian cancer), spontaneous preterm delivery and maternal birth trauma. We development innovative techniques that could potentially lead to safe and effective cure.

Figure 1. Examples of tactile images. A - 3D tactile image of the tissue phantom made from a sequence of 2D pressure patterns recorded on the phantom contact surface; B - tactile image acquired during the vaginal probe elevation with anatomical landmarks and pressure values at specified locations.


Presentation "Vaginal Tactile and Ultrasound Image Fusion: a Feasibility Study" authored by H van Raalte, SA Shobeiri and V Egorov was accepted for presentation at SGS 47th Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr. Ruzavy, et al. article "Feasibility and Safety of Antepartum Tactile Imaging" was published in International Urogynecology Journal.

Dr. Brandt, et al. article "Characterization of perineum elasticity and pubic bone-perineal critical distance with a novel tactile probe: results of an intraobserver reproducibility study" was published in Open Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology.

Dr. van Raalte delivered talk "Pelvic organ prolapse surgery improves biomechanical conditions and intergrity of the weak pelvic floor" at SGS 2020 Annual Scientific Meeting.

Dr. Rosen delivered talk "A pilot study of the antepartum tactile imager to measure perineal elasticity to predict maternal birth trauma" at IUGA 45th Annual Meeting 2020.

Explosive growth is predicted for Tactile Imaging Market in 2020-2026. The report also provides information and analysis of the global Tactile Imaging Market growth trajectories such as drivers, restraints, trends, and opportunities.

A publishing agreement has been signed with Elsevier, scientific publishing company, for a new book "Biomechanical Mapping of the Female Pelvic Floor". A target publication date is January 1, 2022.

Western IRB approved the clinical study "Biomechanical Assessment of The Female Pelvic Floor Under Regular Load" to identify changes in pelvic structures under regular load in military relative to civilian cohort (3 sites, 200 subjects).
Meet us at:

47th Annual Scientific Meeting
Palm Springs, CA
March 21-24, 2021

46th Annual Meeting
June 23-26, 2021

AUGS Annual Meeting
Montreal, Canada
October 5-9, 2021