Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

Robotics, AR and VR are poised to reshape healthcare, starting in the operating room

About 20 years ago, a medical device startup called Intuitive Surgical debuted the da Vinci robot and changed surgical practices in operating rooms across the United States. The da Vinci ushered in the first age of robotic-assisted surgical procedures with a promise of greater accuracy and quicker recovery times for patients undergoing certain laparoscopic surgeries.  For […]…

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

Bill Gates-backed Vicarious Surgical adds a virtual reality twist to robots in the operating room

In an operating room in rural Idaho, doctors prep a patient for surgery. They make a tiny, thumb-sized incision into the patient and insert a small robot while across the country a surgeon puts on a virtual reality headset, grabs their controllers, and prepares to operate. While this scene may seem like science fiction now, […]…

As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals

As threats proliferate, so do new tools for protecting medical devices and hospitals

Six months after an episode of “Homeland” showed hackers exploiting security vulnerabilities in the (fictional) Vice President’s pacemaker, Mike Kijewski, the founder of a new startup security company called Medcrypt, was approached by his (then) employers at Varian Medical Systems with a unique problem.  “A hospital came to the company and said we are treating […]…

Healthcare by 2028 will be doctor-directed, patient-owned and powered by visual technologies

Healthcare by 2028 will be doctor-directed, patient-owned and powered by visual technologies

Evan Nisselson Contributor Evan Nisselson is a partner at LDV Capital. More posts by this contributor Deep learning with synthetic data will democratize the tech industry The war over artificial intelligence will be won with visual data Visual assessment is critical to healthcare – whether that is a doctor peering down your throat as you […]…