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Intuitive Surgical

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During the mission AuraTech had the opportunity to visit the Intuitive Surgical headquarters in Sunnyvale, California.  It was pretty special getting up close and even having a go at operating The da Vinci Xi Surgical System.

I couldn’t help but think how using technology such as the da Vinci Xi would allow ‘laymen’ to carry out surgical procedures.  A surgeons job could transition to oversee multiple surgical procedures carried out by newly trained surgical operators.  After using both the system and simulator it seemed to me that those from a video game background would be more proficient in operation than medical Phd’s.  The surgeon could then lead, advice and even intervene in the event of any complications.

It will be interesting to see how the field of robotics develops within medicine…

 
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