Smith+Nephew introduced the Real Intelligence brand of enabling technology solutions, as well as its new-generation handheld robotics platform, the CORI Surgical System.
Real Intelligence addresses aspects of patient engagement, pre-operative planning, digital and robotic surgery, post-operative assessment and outcomes measurement. Each part in the Real Intelligence digital ecosystem informs the next phase of treatment, and over time will allow healthcare providers to use outcomes data to better inform patient-specific treatments.
CORI is available for unicompartmental knee arthroplasty and total knee arthroplasty, and its portability and size are suitable for ambulatory and outpatient surgery centers. Smith+Nephew will continue to introduce new applications for this robotics platform.
CORI includes new camera technology which is over four times faster, offers more efficient cutting technology with twice the cutting volume, and aims to result in a faster robotic surgical procedure compared to the NAVIO™ Surgical System. CORI is surgeon-controlled handheld robotics, and its modular design will enable it to be scaled across the orthopedic service line.
In 2019, Smith+Nephew acquired Brainlab's orthopedic joint reconstruction business, gaining access to cloud computing, tracking, augmented reality, robotics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, image fusion and anatomic segmentation. At the time, the company indicated that it would release a next-generation surgical robotics platform in 2020, based on Brainlab’s Cirq platform. The new offering would be faster and smaller than NAVIO, and future options could expand to incorporate augmented reality, standalone robotic arms and machine learning technologies.
Skip Kiil, President of Orthopaedics for Smith+Nephew, said, "The introduction of the CORI Surgical System's handheld robotics, patient engagement tools, and outcomes measurement are the very first steps in a long-term strategy to advance orthopaedics using technology."