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da Vinci SP Surgical System
Winner - Platinum
Designer: Tim Hulford - Creative Director of Industrial Design
Design Type: Medical Device Design
Company / Organization / School: Intuitive
Team Members: Intuitive Global Design Team
The da Vinci SP®(Single Port) system, from Intuitive, is an advanced platform that enables surgeons to perform robotic-assisted, minimally invasive surgery (MIS) in areas where deep and narrow access to the body is challenging today. The hallmark of da Vinci surgery is human augmentation where the system is guided by the surgeon as a natural extension of the surgeon’s eyes and hands through a combination of cutting-edge robotics technology, 3DHD stereoscopic vision, and intuitive human-interface controls. The first evolution of the da Vinci platform focused on multi-port surgery: four robotic arms controlling an endoscope and three instruments, which triangulate via four small incisions to gain access to the patient’s anatomy. Our latest evolution, the da Vinci SP surgical system, moves surgery forward again by introducing a technology that delivers the same benefits of computation, robotics and imaging via a single one-inch incision