3D HD da Vinci Surgical Robotics
The da Vinci Si system is the world's only robotic surgical tool with 3D HD vision. Its two separate HD optical channels merge to create amazing depth perception.
(2d HD Surgical robotics)
An extensive array of wristed EndoWrist® instruments, available in 5mm and 8mm diameters, provides a wide selection of surgical tools for multiple specialties. Fingertip controls allow for precise, dexterous control of the EndoWrist instruments and fingertip controls.
I'm pretty sure that Raymond Z. Gallun called this one in 1939 in his short story Masson's Secret - a microsurgery tool.
There was a long steel arm or standard that could be clamped on the end of an operating table. At the end of the arm was a binocular microscope. Beneath the latter were hundreds of screw buttons. And gathered right where the microscope was focused - where a needle-point beam of intense light could be projected for illumination - there was a ring of tiny metal prongs. You turned the screws below and the prongs moved - any or all of them - in any plane or direction you could mention, and with caliper slowness, minuteness and precision. At the end of each prong was a surgical tool - blades, tweezers, probes - so fine you could just see them with the naked eye.
(Read more about Gallun's microsurgery tool)
From press release via MedGadget.
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