5. Smith+Nephew: Cori
Cleared by FDA and available for both total and unicompartmental knee arthroplasty, the handheld Cori robotics platform is meant to be faster than S+N’s previous Navio system, which S+N acquired through its $275 million purchase of Blue Belt Technologies in 2016.
In addition to Cori, the British medtech giant also launched its Real Intelligence suite of digital surgery solutions that are meant to improve patient engagement, pre-operative planning, digital and robotic surgery, post-operative assessment and outcomes measurement.
In an interview in fall 2020, S+N director of robotics program management Sara Schneider told MDO that the company is also looking at additional attachments and accessories to improve user experience with Cori, and there’s the prospect from an R&D standpoint of packing in more artificial intelligence capabilities down the road.