2. Surgery with AIMedtronic is looking to further enhance its robot-assisted surgery play even more after its acquisition earlier this year of surgical artificial intelligence company Digital Surgery.
“We’re integrating their technology into our soft tissue robotic-assisted surgery system, and also intending to use their surgical video management and clinician decision support solutions beyond robotics,” Martha said.
“In fact, we plan on a limited launch this fall for the Touch Surgery Enterprise, which is an extremely easy-to-use, surgical video capture solution, paired with a computer and connected to the cloud.”
Medtronic also has a pending acquisition involving Medicrea, which has technology that incorporates artificial intelligence into surgical planning for spine cases — and then uses the plan to create personalized spinal implants.
“With Medicrea, Medtronic will be the first company to offer an integrated spine surgery solution that includes AI-driven surgical planning, personalized implants and robotic-assisted surgical delivery,” Martha said. “This further extends our competitive advantage in Spine.”