Avi Yaron, founder of Visionsense. Photo: courtesy

The April acquisition of Israel’s Visionsense – innovator of a revolutionary visualization solution for brain surgeons – by multinational medical equipment company Medtronic was a huge new boost for this invention inspired by the founder’s inoperable brain tumor 20 years ago.

Our September in-depth look at Visionsense’s VSiii camera system explained that it contains a small silicon chip and software algorithms mimicking an insect’s stereoscopic eyes, creating 3D vision capabilities never before available. The result: more straightforward, safer surgeries and greatly reduced recovery time.