Monday, March 30, 2015

Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal With J&J - Digits - WSJ

Organizing all of the operating room's information...

"The surgical robotics effort aims to integrate Google’s expertise in computer science, advanced imaging and sensors into tools that surgeons use to operate. Real-time image analysis could help surgeons see better and software could highlight blood vessels, nerves or the edges of tumors that are difficult to see with the naked eye, Google said.

Google and Ethicon also hope to better organize the information surgeons need when they operate. Surgeons typically consult multiple separate screens in the operating room to check preoperative medical images, like MRIs, results of previous surgeries and lab tests, or understand how to navigate an unusual anatomical structure.

Google said software could place these images on the same screen that surgeons use to control robotic tools, reducing the need to look away at other screens during the procedures."
Google Moves to the Operating Room in Robotics Deal With J&J - Digits - WSJ
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