The da Vinci® Xi™ Surgical System is an advanced tool for minimally invasive surgery. It acts as a natural extension of a surgeon’s eyes and hands, through a combination of cutting-edge robotics, 3D stereoscopic vision and intuitive human-interface controls. Seated at the ergonomic da Vinci console, the surgeon has 3D high definition vision of the surgical field, with magnification 10x greater than the human eye. Intuitive hand controls allow the surgeon to operate with enhanced precision, dexterity and control, using tiny-wristed instruments that bend and rotate far greater than the human hand. The da Vinci Surgical System’s unique human-to-machine synchronization—called “following”—fosters a state of proprioception, a sense of the system being an extension of the surgeon’s body. In this state, the surgeon operates from a comfortable seated position with steady, natural motion and control.
Designed by: Intuitive Surgical New Product Development Team; Scott Waters; and Bould Design