Digital Surgery our expertise

Our expertise

We develop digital surgery platforms and ecosystems that augment surgeon decision-making, reduce outcomes variability, and increase procedural efficiency to improve the standard of patient care.

We architect high value digital surgery platforms by combing deep expertise in robotics, sensing, optics, artificial intelligence and machine learning, augmented reality, human factors, wireless connectivity, digital service design, and business model transformation.​

Realising digital surgery

The healthcare industry is eagerly awaiting the reduced costs and improved outcomes that digital surgery is promising, but are we taking the right steps to bring it to life? Are our legacy systems, methods, and strategies well suited to deliver digital transformation?

This presentation explores the changes that are coming in surgery and the evolution of thinking required to create products and technologies to form the foundation of the digital future.

Innovation and insights

AI-enhanced imaging
Opinion

Superhuman surgery: AI-enhanced imaging at the Hamlyn Symposium 2022

8th Jul 2022

AI-based methods are offering superhuman image enhancement. But their medical applications are not without risk – unless, that is, you consider a hybrid approach…

  • Digital health
Press release

Leap: The tiny camera that will disrupt intravascular imaging

9th Oct 2018

‘Leap’ is a watershed moment for intravascular surgery: a single-use, high-definition miniature camera that allows a digital view inside veins and arteries for the first time.

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Digital health
  • Industrial design
  • Innovation management
  • Optics
Ophthalmology  Digital Technology Innovation
Opinion

Data interoperability is crucial to the future of ophthalmology

23rd Feb 2023

These are crucial times for the future of ophthalmology. Technology wise, we are better placed than ever to confront the challenges. But continued innovation will not solve everything...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring
Opinion

Unlocking Human-Machine Understanding through real-time emotional state monitoring

7th Nov 2021

The extraordinary potential of what we might term empathic technology promises rich human/machine relationships that are almost unimaginable. 

  • AI & Data Analytics consultancy
  • Digital service innovation
  • Sensing
digital biomarkers
Opinion

Why digital biomarkers are vital for a patient-empowering connected health future

17th May 2022

The pandemic has accelerated our path towards an inevitable conclusion – a digitally connected healthcare future that empowers both patients and carers alike. The opportunities are out there, so what’s the next step for pharma companies and device developers with ambitions in the space? 

  • Digital health
Press release

X-ray vision surgery

13th Jun 2017

An exploration of how augmented reality could pave the way for the future transformation of surgery.

  • Augmented reality & virtual reality
Medical Device Design
Opinion

Why the world needs digitally-connected medicine, starting right now

28th Mar 2022

Dr Ashwini Sharan and Cambridge Consultants recently provoked debate with the release of a visionary film, ‘A day in the life of a Parkinson’s patient in 2030’, which imagined seamless therapy enabled by smart implants, surgical robotics, digital connectivity and AI. Here, Ash explains why his ambitions for the future of medicine are not just blue-sky thinking but a rallying cry for the healthcare world… 

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences
Ophthalmology Technology Innovation
Opinion

Ophthalmology - forging a bold vision for 2040

12th Jan 2023

We have arrived at the most significant crossroads in ophthalmology that any of us can ever remember. It’s time for a bold vision of 2040 that all of us can share...

  • Digital health
  • Human factors
  • Physical sciences

We can help you achieve the impossible

Facilities and tools

Digital Operating Room

Digital operating room

Our Digital Operating Room is a unique innovation lab enabling clients and surgeons to collaborate with our R&D teams on transforming the future of surgery. This innovation space accelerates the development of digital surgery platforms, like next-generation surgical robots and visualization systems, as well as smart implants, and critical care systems. Clients use our Digital Operating Room for strategy and visioning workshops, human factors formative research, concept brainstorming, prototype development, and verification testing of complex digital surgery platforms.

Robotics lab Boston

Robotics lab - Boston, MA

This dedicated robotics research and prototyping facility enables us to develop industrial automation, warehouse robotics, cobots, agri-robots and medical robotics. This lab contains several six-axis and SCARA manipulators, hardware-in-the loop control prototyping systems, 2D and 3D vision systems, and autonomous mobile robot prototyping platforms.

VR lab

VR lab

With a permanent workstation and space for room-scale testing with multiple users, we are ready to start experimenting and developing at a moment’s notice. Our VR lab features high-end machines capable of developing immersive, high-fidelity VR experiences and software licenses for the latest development tools.

Optics Lab

Optics labs

Our suite optics labs enable us to build complex and high-precision optical layouts, typically for testing prototype designs and novel techniques prior to deployment. Featuring six high-spec optical benches with configurable interlocked controlled areas for high-power (class 4) laser work and specialist facilities for interferometry, spectroscopy, low-noise fluorescence imaging and photon counting. This space can be split into separate laser-controlled areas, allowing multiple experiments to run simultaneously, giving our optical engineers the capability to develop creative solutions without instrumentation restrictions.