TransEnterix gets 510(k) for machine vision system

April 4, 2020 0 By FM

TransEnterix, Inc has received 510(k) clearance for the Intelligent Surgical Unit (ISU) that enables machine vision capabilities on the Senhance Surgical System.

The ISU enables machine vision-driven control of the camera for a surgeon by responding to commands and recognizing certain objects and locations in the surgical field.

The hardware is also designed to be compatible with planned future augmented intelligence features such as scene cognition and surgical image analytics.

This Intelligent Surgical Unit is compatible with both the installed base of Senhance Surgical Systems and with third-party vision systems that are currently supported by Senhance.

Senhance is intended to assist in the accurate control of laparoscopic instruments for visualization and endoscopic manipulation of tissue including grasping, cutting, blunt and sharp dissection, approximation, ligation, electrocautery, suturing, mobilisation and retraction. The system is used in laparoscopic gynaecological surgery, colorectal surgery, cholecystectomy, and inguinal hernia repair