Small, hand-held, robotic tools will greatly enhance surgeons’ capabilities over the next 5 years. User-friendly, robotic instruments will be simple to use, requiring only minutes’ training. However, they will improve existing surgical procedures, enable new surgeries, and greatly improve surgical outcomes.
These new instruments are being catalyzed by a convergence of technology and medicine that recently accelerated greatly. Advanced electronics that were too fragile to operate outside a desktop computer are now fast, competent, and rugged, having been developed to meet the extreme computational and harsh environmental demands of the military and automotive industries.
Physcient is developing hand-held, robotic surgical instruments to help patients hurt less and heal faster.