Lumoptik, Inc is a medical device company that has developed the BrightPointTM needle guidance system to assist physicians with needle placement during epidural procedures for childbirth, spine/back pain, and surgical procedures such as knee and hip replacements. Over 11 million epidural procedures are performed in the US each year. The large majority of these procedures are performed freehand by physicians with no mechanical or electronic needle guidance. Complications are common.
The BrightPointTM Needle Guidance System is designed to be a low-cost, easy-to-use device composed of a reusable handheld controller plus a single-use, disposable fiber optic light channel designed to fit in the lumen of existing epidural needles. This is a razor (reusable handheld controller) and razor blade (disposable fiber optic) commercial design.