Intuitive was founded in 1995 to create innovative, robotic-assisted systems that help empower doctors and hospitals to make surgery less invasive than an open approach. Working with doctors and hospitals, we’re continuing to develop new, minimally invasive surgical platforms and future diagnostic tools to help solve complex healthcare challenges around the world. Today, we’re forging ahead with new ways to help healthcare systems advance minimally invasive care. Our da Vinci SP® Surgical System allows urology surgeons to enter the body through a single, small incision.
Today, when a physician finds a small lesion in the patient’s lung, they have few options to perform a safe biopsy and perform a tissue diagnosis. More than 70 percent of nodules for biopsy are far out in the peripheral lung. For those patients, doctors haven’t had a first choice technology to turn to. Ion is a robotic platform for minimally invasive biopsy which provides a revolutionary, safe way to obtain a tissue diagnosis in the periphery of the lung.
When Lytro introduced its first light field camera in 2011, media proclaimed that photography was changed forever. Where a conventional camera records only a 2D effigy of a scene, Lytro's plenoptic microlens array captures a 4D light field, enabling photographers to capture moments in the form of 'living pictures.' These deliver light information from a scene in a form that can be shared, manipulated and interacted with over digital medium. The first Lytro camera was all about delivering this techology through a minimum of adjustment and interaction. LYTRO ILLUM is about delivering this technology to its full potential, and provides the photographer with full control over how the light is captured.
In the process or re-inventing the PC, there is a lot of debate about which should come first: The Notebook, or the Tablet. Vale asks a different question and presents a product experience which feels very much like it's own thing.
This is a very exciting time for PC computing. The introduction of Windows 8 brings a rich touch experience to the digital applicatons and services we rely on today...but most of us still rely on traditional desktop applications to get our work done. North Cape embodies the kind of device we need in this emerging environment: a fully featured laptop running the new Haswell Core Processor and Windows 8 Pro with a brilliant edge-to-edge 13" display...which can also detach to provide a great tablet experience for on the go "touch first" computing experiences.
A tablet vision for Intel - created in 2009 before the announcement of the first iPad. Maya is thin and light enough to be held in the hands comfortably, but (unlike most existing tablets), it is designed with the table in mind as well. The natural angles of the back surfaces presents the screen at a slight angle off the table - and this makes a big difference in usability.
The division I worked for at Intel was all about understanding what the industry was doing then finding and developing unexplored opportunities. In 2010, the LG V300 design introduced mobile architecture to the desktop All in One market. The result was a fresh perspective of what desktop computing could be: slim, sleek, usable, mainstream and affordable.
Cove Point is a convertible Ultrabook reference platform. Originally code-named LXO, Cove Point is the product of an early collaboration with Microsoft for the Windows 8 operating system. We had the opportunity to learn first-hand the exciting new capabilities the OS would bring...first and foremost was the incredible opportunity to merge "conventional computing" through traditional desktop applications with aspects of "modern computing" in the form of touch-enabled web applications and metro apps.
Released in 2006, the XR-1 was General Dynamics' flagship Ultra Rugged Notebook designed for military, law enforcement and commercial use. Now a decade has passed, and the original component specs of the XR-1 have long since started faded into history...but the design still holds true. This is due to a rhobust design philosophy: from the honest materials used throughout (magnesium chassis for strength with a TPU wrap for bounce and radio - clarity) to a timeless form language which speaks of premium quality and ruggedness in the same breath.
Horizontal Directional Drilling (HDD), also called "trenchless" construction is a way for construction crews to lay long tracks of cable without tearing up the landscape. This allows crews to lay cable under roads, through wooded areas, virtually anywhere without disturbing the scene - it is a procedure which has become a booming business in the construction industry. The system consists of two parts: a HDD machine capable of burrowing a small drill underground (sort of like a mechanized snake), and a locator system capable of tracking that drill head on it's journey. Digitrack is the leading manufacturer of that tracking technology. So much of a leader, in fact, that there was no competition driving the decision of Digitrak's CEO, Peter Hambling to hire us to redesign his product. It was his desire to have a quality product which brought him to us.