Google partners with J&J to develop Surgical Robot

March 27, 2015: An American multinational medical devices company Johnson & Johnson announced yesterday that Ethicon, one of their medical device company in their family of companies, has strike a strategic collaboration with Google to work with their Life Sciences team on advancing surgical robots to benefit surgeons, patients and health care system.
                            
Both companies bring their expertise from their respective fields, intellectual property and their capabilities to develop an innovative robotic-assisted surgical platform that can bear the capability of integrating advance technologies with the goal of improving health care delivery in the operation room. 

As reported by guardian, Google believes it can enhance the robotic tools using artificial intelligence including machine vision and image analysis employed in other parts of the business, including Google's self driving car.

The robotic assisted surgery is a type of minimal invasive surgery that uses technology to give accuracy, greater control and access to surgeons while benefitting patients by minimising pain and trauma, and fast healing post-surgery.

The two companies will explore all options such as robotics using artificial intelligence, image vision, data analytics to develop the product, which they believe will offer a effective tool to surgeons to perform surgery.

"For more than 60 years, Ethicon has developed products and technologies that have transformed the way surgery is done," said Gary Pruden, Worldwide Chairman, J&J. He further adds, "This collaboration with Google is another important step in our commitment to advancing surgical care, and together, we aim to put the best science, technology and surgical know-how in the hands of medical teams around the world."

Source: JnJ.com, Image by thesenpai.com
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