Deep Surface AI, a healthcare Software as a Service (SaaS) company, specializes in medical applications of 3D facial surface imaging. They are leveraging high-resolution artificial intelligence models to automate and improve the morphing process in cosmetic surgery. At its core, the software has an understanding of how the features of common cosmetic surgery targets, such as a nose, typically vary with one another and with other features of the face.
Survey data shows that patients’ number one objective for their facial cosmetic surgery result is a natural-looking outcome, but the tools for developing surgical objectives aren’t well suited to this priority. The company's SaaS model gathers information to automatically generate options for “best fit” procedures for the specific patient while reducing costs and the time physicians spend consulting each patient. Ultimately, Deep Surface AI strives to empower better outcomes for facial cosmetic surgeons and their patients with 3D, precision medicine visualizations of the aesthetic possibilities.
Founded in March 2020 by David Katz, Benedikt Hallgrímsson, Nils Forker and Dr. Rahul Seth, Deep Surface AI was funded by the UCeed General Health Fund in 2020. UCeed funding has been vital to empower this new venture’s software to vastly improve the process through which patients and surgeons agree on the aesthetic objectives of surgery.
Deep Surface AI has received equity investment from UCeed, a venture philanthropy fund accelerating UCalgary and community-based startup companies to advance problem-solving research, create jobs and fuel the economy. A key program in the UCalgary innovation ecosystem, UCeed bridges the gap between innovation, demonstration and commercialization, and is managed by UCalgary’s knowledge-transfer and business incubator, Innovate Calgary.
UCeed Health Fund is supported by the generosity of the River Fund at the Calgary Foundation and their mission to build a healthy and vibrant community where everyone belongs.