IntelliSense Drill Cleared By the FDA

Intellisense Drills, it sounds like something from a Sci-Fi movie, but it's not it’s a tool for Orthopaedic surgeons made right here in Casper from McGinley Orthapaedic Innovations.
With F-D-A'S recent approval and a close to a 1.4 million dollar grant from Wyoming’s Business Council. It's said to be the new "innovative" technology for Orthopaedic surgeries that would usually be extremely costly.
"The intellisense is a great success for us and we hope to get it around numerous hospitals around the country" said Joseph McGinley.
One hospital got a chance to work with the drill recently.
"We had our first use in the operating room just two weeks ago in Shriners hospital in Philadelphia and it was really an exciting moment for us to see that being used on a patient for the first time."
And Dr. McGinley who's originally from Philadelphia, says Shriners Hospital was a good starting point to test out the drill.
But I had to ask... How does the iIntelliSense tool differ from current surgery tools?
"The standard technique is to use a drill that's similar to what you'd find at a hardware store as far as technology goes and a lot of it is just based on feel as what the surgeon feels as they're drilling."
Surgeons usually guess or estimate a screw sizes and for more serious surgeries like spine surgery a drill can easily go through the bone which could lead to nerve damage or even death.
"Our drill actually stops when it finishes drilling on the other side of the bone within tenth of a milimeter it'll stop and then instantaneously give them a screw size"
Mcginley says it's fool proof and so easy to use that even I was able to give it a try.
"We know that it's going to make a big difference and really hopefully help to improve safety and decrease costs for patients."