The news: Nvidia launched Nvidia IGX, an edge AI computing platform of instruments and sensors that can protect robotic-assisted surgery and remote patient monitoring (RPM) devices from getting hacked.
Here’s how it works: IGX incorporates hardware and software to power medical devices.
Digital surgery startups eye safety: Several platforms have already adopted IGX.
Here's why it matters: Using medical devices at the edge, like at the patient’s bedside or in the operating room, brings access to data and analytics without latency.
RPM adds the responsibility of keeping medical devices safe and secure. Adoption of RPM devices in the US is expected to increase to 70.6 million in 2025 compared with 45.1 million in 2022, per an Insider Intelligence forecast. Surgical robots at the edge are at risk for cyberattacks that can cause catastrophic harm for patients.
Adoption of robotic surgery will also increase, bringing attention to safety concerns.
What’s next? Nvidia will make its IGX Orin developer kits available in early 2023. They’ll include an integrated GPU and CPU and a smart network interface card (NIC) to offer security and ultralow latency.
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