The program originally televised on SHIBU5JI on 22nd October this year was rebroadcasted to the world via NHK World Japan on 14th December. Dr. Takemasa is one of the best surgeon for colorectal cancer using surgery robot, da Vinci, He is reputed one of the best manipulators of the country and also globally recognized as one of the top doctors in its field.
TENMA has been working together with him for longer than 3 years on development for connecting remote hospitals via internet using 3D image and also the function of annotation to raise the learning curve for unexperienced manipulators.
One of the most important factors for tele communication when a surgeon performs proctoring, is the communication has to be as delay-less as possible. Dr. Takemasa and TENMA achieved 0.0135 second of delay using our two-way annotation system between Sapporo and Tokyo, after experimenting for 3 years. He evaluated this sytem would be practical for medical use.