Technology

Currently, the da Vinci® Surgical System, manufactured by Intuitive Surgical, is being joined by other digitally controlled surgical devices recently approved- or under development- for minimally invasive surgery. The Vattikuti Foundation has supported this growth- and will continue to explore any other means developed- to help provide safer, less invasive surgical procedures for patients around the world.

Restoration Robotics ARTAS Hair Transplant System
From the website: The ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System is the world’s only intelligent solution to offer precise, and repeatable harvesting with simultaneous recipient site-making and implantation functionality in one compact platform. Leading hair restoration physicians and researchers developed the ARTAS Robotic Hair Restoration System. The ARTAS System eliminates the fatigue, linear scarring and human error associated with other methods.
THINK Surgical TSolution One®
Company statement: THINK Surgical, Inc. has obtained clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to market the TSolution One® Total Knee Application for use in total knee arthroplasty (TKA) in the United States. TSolution One® is a fully active robot which was previously awarded CE Marking and has been actively marketed in Asia Pacific and European markets. More than 550 TKA procedures have been successfully completed worldwide with the TSolution One® Total Knee Application to date. (10-2019)
PRECEYES Surgical System
From the PRECEYES website: PRECEYES Surgical System High-Precision Assistance For Eye Surgery The PRECEYES Surgical System is a robotic assistant for eye surgery. The system provides surgeons with a precision better than 20 μm to position and hold instruments. This high surgical precision aims to improve treatment outcomes and empowers surgeons to establish new innovative surgical techniques, including delivery of advanced therapeutics.
CMR Surgical Versius System
From the CMR Surgical website: Versius has created 21st century laparoscopy. It gives you the freedom of port placements, but with the benefits of fully wristed instruments, 3D HD vision, natural instrument control and a choice of ergonomic working positions that has the potential to reduce stress and fatigue. Versius is both portable and transportable. Its modular design allows individual arms to be moved effortlessly around the operating room, between suites and even between floors of a hospital, to maximise efficiency within the OR suite. With a uniquely small footprint of just 38cm x 38cm, Versius fits comfortably around the operating table, giving surgical teams access to the patient at all times.
Medtronic HUGO Ras System
From +MASS Device: Medtronic plans to launch the Hugo system in undisclosed places outside the U.S. early (in 2020), allowing the company to start gathering clinical data. SVB Leerink analysts after the meeting said Medtronic’s entry into the soft tissue robot-assisted surgery space represented a significant opportunity for growth — not only for Medtronic but also for Intuitive Surgical because it represented an expanding market. The Hugo system includes a tower, surgeon console, surgical end effectors, and robotic arm carts.
IDx-DR
From the IDx website: IDx-DR is intended for use by health care providers to automatically detect more than mild diabetic retinopathy (mtmDR) in adults (22 years of age or older) diagnosed with diabetes who have not been previously diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy. IDx-DR is indicated for use with the Topcon NW400. IDx-DR is an AI diagnostic system that autonomously analyzes images of the retina for signs of diabetic retinopathy - Designed and tested for use in primary care - Immediate diagnosis at the point of care - No need for specialist overread or telemedicine callbacks - Image analysis with integrated quality assessment

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