Fun facts about the da Vinci
A couple of info pieces from Intuitive from a recent interview with Gary Guthart:
- At Intuitive, around 10% goes into RnD annually.
- The key values admired are: efficiency, outcome and credibility.
- Top features of the da Vinci and major breakthroughs coming:
- Imaging: Use of computational capabilites for augmented user experience; sensorized intstruments, eg. the staplers IoT, AI support
- big data, offline data asessment, global benchmarking
- surgical simulation, training, benchmarking
- Computation capacity of the system:7 laptops centralized computational power + 50 iphone-like distributed capacity + 100 sensors
- Most of the top 10 clinical centers, in terms of utilization of the da Vinci are in China.