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da Vinci Xi

Winner - Spark!

Competition: Spark:Health
Designer: Mike Hanuschik - Director of Design & Product Management
Design Type: Medical Device
Company / Organization / School: Intuitive Surgical
Website: http://www.intuitivesurgical.com
Team Members: Scott Waters, Anson Cheung, Jaime Caso, Fred Bould, Angel Francis, and the Intuitive Surgical Engineering Team.

Minimally invasive surgery (MIS) makes a meaningful difference in people’s lives. Compared to traditional ‘open’ surgery, it causes less pain, fewer complications, and a quicker recovery. The da Vinci Xi Surgical System acts as a natural extension of a surgeon’s eyes and hands. By combining cutting-edge robotics, 3D stereoscopic vision, and intuitive interface controls it has given patients more options for MIS, including procedures that would otherwise be performed as open surgery.