Technology has become a major driving force for a successful future of health care and surgery. In 1999, when the Hollywood Sci-Fi movie ‘The Matrix’ featured tiny robots that could pull in and out of the human navel, little did we know that it would soon become a reality! MIRA, a miniaturized robotic assistant, is not precisely like the wriggling insect-like bots in the movie, but this two-pound robot designed by Virtual Incision Corporation (VIC) for minimally invasive abdominal surgery. It is counted as a giant leap ahead in the surgical discipline as the existing surgery robots are downright massive. Although robot-assisted surgeries are already a routine in the surgical discipline, thanks to robotic systems like Da Vinci Surgical System, today, technological advancements are being evolved to create powerful user-friendly platforms that can achieve improved clinical outcomes.
Artificial Intelligence (AI) is playing the most vital role in this paradigm shift as it does in many other fields. AI, today, can augment a surgeon’s decision-making, unlike the medical devices designed to support a surgeon functionally. It addresses the stacking up of medical data, along with machine learning tools, by leaning on data science. AI and machine learning techniques are being used to uncover critical insights from the big data volume generated by different procedures, and it can solve several perils faced by the surgery department, including the variability in outcomes. While these technologies influence the decision-making, treatment planning, and best practices in the future, augmented reality (AR) and mixed reality (MR) are enhancing the operation room (OR) functioning. To this end, AR offers surgeons a wide range of highly advanced visualization capabilities through microscope integration and MR offers lightweight apparatus with greater fields of view to provide maximum comfort and visibility. Today, surgical solution providers in the market leverage these technologies to deliver innovative solutions that improve the safety and efficiency of surgical procedures.
Currently, there are many surgical solution providers in the health care domain that provide different surgical solutions tailored according to the requirements of the customer. To help companies choose the best solution that fits their needs, MedTech Outlook has compiled a list of the top 10 surgical solution providers. Both qualitative and quantitative data were used to draw a conclusive and insightful analysis of these solution providers pertaining to the technology trends. Besides, the magazine also comprises insights from thought leaders in the sector on the industry trends, best practices, recent innovations, and their advice for the aspiring CIOs.
We present to you MedTech Outlook’s, “Top 10 Surgical Solution Providers – 2020.”