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14 The PCB Magazine • January 2016 location and multiple tools can be in the sur- gery area simultaneously. Even traditional operating rooms use prod- ucts like Stryker's 3D camera navigation system to magnify and clarify what is going on inside the body. Stryker, a major player in many medi- cal device and equipment segments, has soft- ware systems that can image, map and even model the affected area both before and during surgery such as their Spine Map tm and Nav3i tm system for spinal and cranial surgery respective- ly (Figure 3). A major electronics partner for both Stryker and Intuitive is Lenthor Engineering. Lenthor's president and owner Mark Lencioni recently invested significantly in a next-generation top technology facility including some specialized assembly capability (Figure 4). Lencioni ex- plains how important the partnership is to both Lenthor and Stryker. "In the medical arena, re- liability is critically important. Meeting these requirements is actually more stringent than many of the military specification operations Lenthor builds for. In order to achieve this, a high level of trust on both sides is critical. This is a really an 'open Kimono' relationship for us ROBOTS, WEARABLES AND IMPLANTED DEVICES IN THE AGE OF BIONIC HEALTH Figure 1: u.s. population aged 65 and older, 2012–2050. (source: u.s. census Bureau) Figure 2: Da Vinci® robotic surgery equipment. Feature

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