The Rise of Robotics in Med Tech
Robots represent a vision of the future, a vision that inspires two parts amazement and one part fear of being replaced by superior machines. In manufacturing, robots have been deployed since the 1960’s to exceed human precision and productivity. This same potential exists in the provision of healthcare, but to date robots have barely made a dent. Despite the $20B market cap of Intuitive Surgical, less than 2% of worldwide surgeries are performed robotically today, and penetration of this pioneering surgical robotic platform may be peaking.
A robotic invasion could be on...
Source: Health Service Journal 22 December 2014
Source: The Guardian 19 December 2014