Voice Recognition and Networking

Voice recognition and networking entered the surgical arena circa 1997 through a product named Hermes®. which at the time was developed by Computer Motion Inc. as the first of its kind. It had two major features:

1- It allowed various surgical equipment to be networked to one central computer
2- It allowed the surgeon to control these networked devices using his/her voice!
Since then new products are entering the market: SwitchPoint Infinity™ of Stryker endoscopy and OR1™ of the German medical device manufacturer Karl Storz.

In the coming weeks, a more detailed analysis of capabilities and limitations of voice recognition and networking including regulatory limitations and business opportunities in the medical marketplace will be presented.

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