Medtronic Acquires AI-Powered Surgical Simulation Platform Digital Surgery

Medtronic, a global provider of medical technology solutions and services, announced the acquisition of Digital Surgery, a London-based privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. The acquisition of Digital Surgery will strengthen the Medtronic robotic-assisted surgery platform and has applicability for the Medtronic broader portfolio. Today there are 5 billion people without access to safe surgical services. Surgical diseases cause more death worldwide than HIV/AIDS, TB and Malaria combined. Using digital technology will enable surgeons to deliver safe surgical care for everyone. Founded in 2013 by surgeons for surgeons and healthcare professionals, Digital Surgery believes safe surgical care should be accessible for all. Digital Surgery’s flagship platform, Touch Surgery platform is an interactive surgical simulator for healthcare professionals; providing a realistic and detailed guide to every step of a procedure. Users can quickly learn surgery, instantly test their knowledge, and rehearse for surgery. In addition to surgical simulations, Digital Surgery offers an AI-powered surgical video management platform and in-OR digital solutions for hospitals.

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