The ITP uses proprietary technology that enables real-time exchange of audio and video between the remote observer and the operating surgeon
Intuitive India, the India arm of Intuitive has launched remote surgical case observation technology, ‘Intuitive Telepresence’ (ITP). This technology enables surgeons to learn from expert surgeons without the need for travel or time away from their busy practice.
The ITP uses proprietary technology that enables real-time exchange of audio and video between the remote observer and the operating surgeon. Through this, observers can be virtually present in the operating room (OR) where a procedure with a da Vinci system is being performed. ITP technology is HIPPA (The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) compliant which provides a secure platform for remote learning on da Vinci Robotic platform.
Commenting on the launch of Intuitive Telepresence, Mandeep Singh Kumar, Vice President and General Manager, Intuitive India, said, “We believe that Intuitive Telepresence solution will support additional case observation and proctoring opportunities In India for surgeons involved in robotic-assisted surgery. Surgeons who are new to robotic-assisted surgery will be able to access expertise from surgeons anywhere in the world, reducing the need for physical travel while maintaining a high-quality information exchange.”
Intuitive has been running programmes such as the Intuitive Robotic Onboarding Programme and Education (I-ROPE) and the Roving Robot Programme to support robotics programs throughout India.