We use cookies to understand how you use our site and to improve your experience. This includes personalizing content and advertising. To learn more, click here. By continuing to use our site, you accept our use of cookies. Cookie Policy.

Features Partner Sites Information LinkXpress
Sign In
Advertise with Us
Sekisui Diagnostics UK Ltd.

Download Mobile App

Robotic Surgery System with Computer Vision-Based Capability Paves Way for Next-Generation Laparoscopy

By HospiMedica International staff writers
Posted on 01 Apr 2024
Print article
Image: The Maestro System powered by NVIDIA Holoscan paves the way for next-generation laparoscopy (Photo courtesy of Moon Surgical)
Image: The Maestro System powered by NVIDIA Holoscan paves the way for next-generation laparoscopy (Photo courtesy of Moon Surgical)

Laparoscopy is a surgical technique where surgeons operate through small incisions with an internal camera and instruments. Now, a novel robotic technology designed to empower surgeons during laparoscopies by providing an extra set of arms they can use to control two additional instruments brings generative artificial intelligence (AI) features to the operating room.

Moon Surgical’s (Paris, France) Maestro System used in laparoscopy is powered by NVIDIA’s (Santa Clara, CA, USA) Holoscan, a powerful edge computing platform that allows real-time algorithms based on AI to be deployed in the operating room for immediate benefits during surgery. Moon Surgical has integrated Holoscan into its commercial Maestro System to enable its first computer vision-based capability, the ScoPilot. Maestro's ScoPilot provides autonomy for the surgeon, who must normally rely on other staff to control the laparoscope. This task requires continuous coordination and anticipation. Surgeons can use ScoPilot to control the laparoscope themselves without taking their hands off surgical instruments, which are often engaged with other critical surgical tasks. Over 200 patients have been successfully treated with the Maestro System, equipped with ScoPilot.

"Surgeons are astounded by the fluidity and speed that ScoPilot introduces to the operating room," remarked Anne Osdoit, CEO of Moon Surgical. "This is the perfect illustration that Maestro is ready for more digital features, enabled by NVIDIA Holoscan, that deliver transformative experiences for the operating room."

"AI is at the top of mind for the next wave of MedTech innovators like Moon Surgical, who seek to deliver innovative solutions to surgeons, nurses, and patients," stated Kimberly Powell, Vice President of Healthcare at NVIDIA. "This proof-of-concept showing an AI application running on NVIDIA Holoscan in real-time during Maestro surgery validates the principle behind our platform."

Gold Member
POC Blood Gas Analyzer
Stat Profile Prime Plus
Gold Member
12-Channel ECG
Silver Member
Wireless Mobile ECG Recorder
Hysteroscopic Fluid Management System
HysteroFlow/HysteroBalance II

Print article


Critical Care

view channel
Image: The therapeutic tool can be used for children with kidney issues stemming from sepsis (Photo courtesy of 123RF)

New Device Treats Acute Kidney Injury from Sepsis

Sepsis, commonly referred to as "blood poisoning," can occur due to any infectious agent, triggering a systemic response by the body to combat the infection. This response involves the activation of circulating... Read more

Patient Care

view channel
Image: The newly-launched solution can transform operating room scheduling and boost utilization rates (Photo courtesy of Fujitsu)

Surgical Capacity Optimization Solution Helps Hospitals Boost OR Utilization

An innovative solution has the capability to transform surgical capacity utilization by targeting the root cause of surgical block time inefficiencies. Fujitsu Limited’s (Tokyo, Japan) Surgical Capacity... Read more

Health IT

view channel
Image: First ever institution-specific model provides significant performance advantage over current population-derived models (Photo courtesy of Mount Sinai)

Machine Learning Model Improves Mortality Risk Prediction for Cardiac Surgery Patients

Machine learning algorithms have been deployed to create predictive models in various medical fields, with some demonstrating improved outcomes compared to their standard-of-care counterparts.... Read more

Point of Care

view channel
Image: The Quantra Hemostasis System has received US FDA special 510(k) clearance for use with its Quantra QStat Cartridge (Photo courtesy of HemoSonics)

Critical Bleeding Management System to Help Hospitals Further Standardize Viscoelastic Testing

Surgical procedures are often accompanied by significant blood loss and the subsequent high likelihood of the need for allogeneic blood transfusions. These transfusions, while critical, are linked to various... Read more
Copyright © 2000-2024 Globetech Media. All rights reserved.