A novel insight

in the operating room


ThermalX showcase example

Why ThermalX


Surgical procedures involve the use of thermal ablation techniques through the use of electrosurgical units, which can lead to an uncontrolled diffusion of energy towards tissues adjacent to the target area. In fact, temperatures above 60 °C lead to cell death and, consequently, irreversible tissue damage that can extend, for example, to the surrounding nervous structures with consequent partial or total functional losses. Currently, the ability to monitor the actual extent of thermal damage in real time does not exist in the operating room and, therefore, the surgeon is left without any feedback that would allow him to take preventive actions.


ThermalX has developed an innovative Endocopy System with Advanced Thermal-Visible 3D Vision System

A minimally invasive laparoscopic endoscope that uses advanced optical technologies to extract 3D and stereoscopic thermographic information. The use of the endoscope developed by ThermalX can lead to

  • A reduction in post-operative complications by allowing real-time analysis of the impact of thermal ablation tools on organic tissues.

  • Avoid irreversible damage

  • Real time quantitative temperature monitoring

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Technologies Portfolio


Innovative thermal-visible stereoscopic endoscope for surgical applications

The innovation brought by ThermalX concerns the patented thermo-visible sterioscopic endoscopy, which combines at the hardware level a thermal sensor with a pair of stereoscopic cameras, and the software necessary to superimpose the visible and thermal 3D images in a single time-variant vision that allows real-time analysis of thermal diffusion to organic tissues during laparascopic surgery. ThermalX is a project of the University of Verona co-financed by RoboIt.

Prototype of ThermalX Endoscope with 3 cameras


Advanced Thermal-Visible 3D Vision Software

The innovative software for advanced thermal-vision 3D vision system for surgical applications, designed and developed by ThermalX

Infrared Vision Software

About Team

Dumitru Scutelnic

Dumitru Scutelnic

Project manager and Technology Expert

Giacomo De Rossi

Giacomo De Rossi

PhD, Project specialist and Technology Expert

Nicola Piccinelli

Nicola Piccinelli

Developer and Technology Expert

Claudia Daffara

Claudia Daffara

Prof. of Physics and Scientific Advisor

Riccardo Muradore

Riccardo Muradore

Prof. of Robotics and Scientific Advisor

Salvatore Siracusano

Salvatore Siracusano

M.D. Surgeon and Scientific Advisor

Contact Info


+39 045 802 7835


Verona, Italy


RoboIT, polo nazionale di trasferimento tecnologico della robotica
CDP Venure Capital
Pariter Partners

ThermalX is a project of the University of Verona co-financed by RoboIt.