Intellio uses a centralized app to wirelessly connect and remotely control the major components of an arthroscopy surgical tower from outside the sterile field in an effort to streamline procedure support. It includes a remote control, on-screen display optimized for surgeon workflow and a cloud-based image management portal, according to a news release.
London-based Smith & Nephew’s platform utilizes the Lens connected tower app for remote management and image capturing, the Dyonics Power II control system for soft tissue and bone resection and the Werewolf coblation system, which uses radiofrequency to remove, address and treat damaged joint tissues, among other features.
“Smith+Nephew is committed to finding innovative new ways for our customers to maximize the value of their capital investments, while minimizing the amount of equipment in the OR,” Smith & Nephew senior VP & GM of sports medicine Scott Schaffner said in the release. “The Intellio Connected Tower Solution does this by simply integrating components and enabling them to work together – driving workflow efficiency and making it easier for healthcare professionals to do their jobs.”