If you haven’t heard of the Da Vinci surgical robot, it’s probably only the most amazing surgical machine ever developed for the field of medicine. It’s still pretty expensive, so it’s rolling out to surgical wards all over the world very slowly. As a result, doctors are hard-pressed to find the time and resources to practice using it. That’s where the RoSS Simulator comes in.
The RoSS simulator is a stand-alone simulator that lets doctors receive the necessary training to operate the Da Vinci surgical robot — without actually using the robot itself. This ultimately means drastically lower training costs for hospitals and other surgical facilities, and any establishment lucky enough to have a Da Vinci surgical robot won’t have to deal with doctors bickering about whether to use the device for training or for actual surgical procedures.
It’s great to see science benefiting the medical world like this. Soon there may come a time when robotic tools will dominate most surgical procedures done in medical establishments, minimizing costly errors and maximizing efficiency.