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The Lantos System is the First 3D Ear Scanning Technology to Attain Clearance as a 510(k) Medical Device
Cambridge, Mass., March 18, 2013. Lantos Technologies, Inc. today announced that it has received clearance from the United States Food & Drug Administration (FDA) to market the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System. Initially developed in the laboratories of Massachusetts Institute of Technology, the System streamlines the process of obtaining ear topology measurements for custom-fit in ear devices.
Lantos’ technology replaces the current laborious and often uncomfortable process of taking a silicone impression for the production of custom-fit ear devices. According to Jeffrey Leathe, CEO and Chairman of the Board at Lantos, “The straightforward process of obtaining a 3D representation of the ear canal by our system provides opportunities to improve efficiencies across the hearing device value chain. We are excited to receive FDA 510(k) clearance—it demonstrates our commitment to offer innovative and disruptive technology that is both safe and efficacious”. The 3D Ear Scanning System also promises manufacturing efficiencies, simplifies logistics and improves the turnaround time for product delivery to the customer.
Developed and tested in collaboration with audiologists and hearing device manufacturers, the 3D Ear Scanning System is poised to drive innovation in the hearing aid, consumer audio, industrial noise protection, military and communication markets. “This is a technology that will greatly improve the audiologist’s ability to map the dimensions of a patient’s ear and ear canal,” said Brian Fligor, Sc.D., Director of Diagnostic Audiology at Boston Children’s Hospital. “The Lantos System makes it easier and safer to map deep into the ear canal, which is a necessity for devices that sit deeply in the ear canal, including popular, but challenging, invisible hearing devices.” The 3D Ear Scanning System will be commercially available later this year.
About the 3D Ear Scanning System
The Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System is composed of a portable handheld scanner with a video otoscope for visualization and navigation of the ear canal. A membrane-based consumable expands to conform to the ear canal anatomy. The scope captures images and generates a 3D scan of the ear using state-of-the-art optics and stitching algorithms in less than one minute. The image can rapidly be transferred electronically in a format applicable to any device manufacturer.
About Lantos Technologies, Inc.
Dedicated to providing breakthrough technology for the audiology industry, Lantos Technologies formed in 2009 as an M.I.T. spin out. The company is backed by leading venture capital groups and driven by a team of expert scientists, entrepreneurs and seasoned business executives. Committed to enabling innovation across a variety of markets – hearing device, consumer audio, industrial/military, hearing protection and communication, Lantos collaborates with industry leaders to provide the benefits of direct digital ear canal scanning to a global population.
We’re packing up and hitting the road again. This time to the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Find us in booth 70105.
Open Invitation to our Press Event on Monday
Lantos Technologies will be holding a press event during the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show Press Day on Monday, January 7 at 2:30pm. Please join us to learn more about our 3D Ear Scanning System which is poised to revolutionize the consumer audio market for custom ear buds and inner ear monitors.
During the event, we will be performing a demonstration of the Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System and discussing the potential of our product in the consumer electronics market.
Date: Monday January 7, 2013
Time: 2:30 pm
Location: Mandalay Bay South Seas Ballroom J
Please also join us at booth number 70105 in the Venetian to see the 3D Scanning System up close and talk with members of our team.
Last but not least, Lantos was recently honored by CES with this year’s Innovations Award in Design and Engineering (read more here).
See you in Las Vegas!
Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System Earns Top Honors in Health and Wellness Category
The CEA® (Consumer Electronics Association) recognized Lantos Technologies with the 2013 Innovations Design and Engineering Award in the category of Health and Wellness Products. This annual award is based on an analysis of products that have raised the standard of consumer electronics innovation.
The Lantos 3D Ear Scanning System is a portable hand held scanner that directly captures ear canal shape digitally in under a minute. It’s designed to enable hearing device professionals and manufacturers to streamline their processes for custom-fit products.
The Lantos scanner will be showcased with Innovations Award honorees across other categories at the 2013 Consumer Electronics Show to be held in Las Vegas, Nevada, January 8-11.
Representatives from Lantos Technologies will also be part of a Press Event of the International CES, at 2:30 p.m. Monday, January 7, at Mandalay Bay, South Seas Ballroom J.
CES Innovations Awards entries are judged on overall engineering qualities related to technical specifications and materials, aesthetics and design qualities, the product’s intended use and function, unique features and how the design and innovation of the product compares to others in the marketplace.
Visit Lantos Technologies in CES Booth Space: 70105.
Come see the Lantos Ear Scanning System in operation November 8th through 10th at the Academy of Doctors of Audiology convention in Phoenix, Arizona.
Live demos! Find Lantos in Booth 514. See you there.