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J-Plasma® by Bovie Medical Corporation
In 1998, the Bovie team had attended a conference in Dusseldorf, Germany, where it came across a plasma-based technology that appeared promising. Bovie entered into a joint venture agreement to develop and bring the product to market. In 2007, Bovie bought out its partner and continued development on its own.
That product became J-Plasma®, which utilizes a gas ionization process to produce a stable, focused beam of ionized gas that provides surgeons with greater precision, minimal invasiveness and an absence of conductive currents through the patient during surgery.
EASE OF USE:
Single push button hand activation (foot pedal optional) for both cutting and coagulation.
MULTIPLE MODALITIES: J-Plasma combined with our retractable blade allows the surgeon to excise tissue, paint or spot coagulate with one device.
CONTROLLED COAGULATION: The J-Plasma stream is limited to a maximum of 15mm in length, thus eliminating “pass through” as demonstrated by some lasers.
Bovie Medical Corporation’s new open and laparoscopic J-Plasma hand piece with retractable cutting feature is used for soft tissue coagulation and cutting during surgery. J-Plasma is formed by passing an inert gas, such as helium, over a uniquely designed blade and energizing the gas to a plasma stream. The energy is derived from Bovie’s own proprietary generator.
The distinctive blade design of the hand piece provides the option to retract or extend the surgical blade, providing multiple modes of operation in a single instrument. In the extended configuration, the surgical blade can be used without energy or plasma, similar to a scalpel for incisions and other cutting procedures. When retracted, the device can be used to form the J-Plasma stream for coagulation or blunt dissection. A combination of the J-Plasma stream with the blade extended can provide an enhanced cutting capability with minimal impact on surrounding tissue.
About Bovie Medical Corporation
The company was born in the late 1970s as a manufacturer of disposable penlights for the medical industry. The success of this line prompted the development and manufacture of battery-operated, tubular products, with the same type of assembly manufacturing technologies. A new line of cauteries was also a success.
Good design and manufacturing combined with smart marketing and excellent customer service moved the company forward. The company changed its name to Aaron Medical industries in the 1980s and throughout that decade sought continuous improvements in the basic design of the battery-operated cautery.
As Bovie Medical grew, requests from the industry drove Aaron’s design and development teams to manufacture and distribute additional products. Aaron Medical purchased the legendary Bovie name and product line from Maxxim Medical in 1998.
Bovie Medical today sets the standard for surgical center and hospital-based electrosurgical generators and accessories with a full range of state-of-the-art models, the most complete offering of any USA manufactured electrosurgical generator product.
Importantly, Bovie Medical has continued to innovate, determined to remain on the cutting edge of medical technology.....read more
Introducing Renaissance™ : The next-generation Surgical Guidance System by Mazor Robotics
Mazor Robotics Renaissance™
Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ is transforming spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures that may reduce fluoroscopy. It is the only mechanical guidance system for spine surgery with FDA clearance and CE marking.
Renaissance has been used in thousands of spine procedures worldwide ranging from minimally-invasive surgery to scoliosis and other complex spinal deformity cases.
Powered by Clinically Validated Technology — Highly Accurate and Safe
Based on surgeons’ experience with thousands of procedures using Mazor Robotics technology worldwide
Tens of thousands of implants placed
1.5 mm accuracy
Wide Range of Clinical Applications
Hardware and software tools enable a variety of spine procedures
Open, MIS, and percutaneous posterior thoracolumbar approaches
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Step 3: 3D Sync, Click on Image for more information.
Step 4: Operate, Click on Image for more information.
About Mazor Robotics
Mazor Robotics is a leading innovator in spine surgery—inspiring the art of surgery with Mazor Robotics Renaissance™ Guidance System and complementary products that provide a safer surgical environment for patients, surgeons, and OR staff. Renaissance is transforming spine surgery from freehand procedures to highly-accurate, state-of-the-art procedures that raise the standard of care with better clinical outcomes.
Mazor Robotics surgical guidance technology has been successfully used in a wide variety of spinal procedures–from routine cases to the most complex cases. The Company’s pipeline includes innovative products that will reshape the art of surgery. Among some of these developments are a unique, minimally-invasive spinal stabilization procedure enabled by Renaissance, an intraoperative 3D imaging system that is an add-on to C-arms (operating room imaging systems), and expanding clinical applications such as cranial procedures, i.e., cranial biopsies and deep brain stimulation implant placements......read more
FloShield by Minimally Invasive Devices, Inc.
delivers a consistent, clear image during laparoscopic surgery while virtually eliminating the need to remove the scope for cleaning.
FloShield's Vortex Barrier Technology creates a CO2 barrier over the laparoscopic lens, instantly defogging it while continually shielding it from condensation, debris, and smoke throughout the entire surgical procedure. And Flo-X in situ, the first intra-operative surfactant, flushes the lens to recover vision loss due to bleeding or rapid accumulation of debris.
All without needing to remove the scope from the patient.
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FloShield-5mm Utilizes the new Gen II Vortex technology that spins debris away from the scope and creates a path of clear air in front moving smoke aside. 5mm laparoscopes tend to become obscured more easily due to their smaller viewing surface. FloShield allows 5mm optics to be used with greater efficiency.
FloShield-10mm Gen II vortex technology maintains a clear view and prevents most debris and condensation from attaching to the lens. The Flo-X wash backs up the air vortex and allows for on-demand lens cleaning so the laparoscope never needs to be removed.
Flo-X Now FDA approved, Flo-X is a biocompatible wash that can clean the end of the laparoscope should debris end up on the lens. Flo-X will allow in situ lens cleaning so the surgeon can always expect a pristine view without lens removal.
Hexapod Surgical Robot with Endoscope and Phantom
The Fraunhofer-Institut für Produktionstechnik und Automatisierung (IPA), Stuttgart, Germany
has realized the first functional surgical robot prototype. The principal goals of the new technology are increased safety of micro-surgical procedures and feasibility of micro-therapy. An ideal mechanical solution was found in the PI M-850 Hexapod, a six-degree-of freedom parallel-kinematics micropositioning system providing higher stiffness, load capacity and accuracy in a smaller package than conventional "stacked" multi-axis positioners, the hexapod principle allows sub-micron precision even under high loads.
The hexapod which serves as modular platform for different instruments, such as endoscopes, is controlled by a cockpit similar to a flight simulator. The cock- pit also enhances the surgeon's spatial understanding of the operation site, the endoscope's position and speed. IPA engineers consider this novel system the first step towards the ergonomic operating room of the future.....Continue reading
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Artis zeego Multi-axis system
Artis zeego Multi-axis system
Artis zeego Multi-axis system
Are you ready to zee the future?
As part of the new Artis zee family, Artis zeego is the first multi-axis system based on robotic technology that can be positioned the way you want. And it can be controlled with far greater ease and precision than a conventional C-arm system.
Artis zeego is built on three pillars:
Large Volume syngo DynaCT for visualization of the whole abdomen and thorax
Portrait syngo DynaCT increases coverage in the z-plane to image the complete thoracic aorta
Frame rates from 0.5 f/s to 7.5 f/s native, optional up to 30 f/s
Rotations up to 60°/s
Unique positioning flexibility
Flexible isocenter adapts table height to your size to allow ergonomic surgery
Table tracking aligns the C-arm movements automatically to the table position
Multiple park positions away from OR table
Little interference with anesthesia equipment
Perform preoperative diagnostics and postoperative evaluation of your operative results
No risky transport, no waiting for free slots, immediate results, and therapeutic consequences
The SPIDER® Surgical System is advancing minimally invasive surgery by reducing the need for multiple incisions while providing additional capabilities to surgeons
The SPIDER® Surgical System
pioneers a new class of minimally invasive surgery — Flexible Laparoscopy. The innovation made possible by SPIDER is advancing surgery for patients and physicians.
The SPIDER® Surgical System is advancing minimally invasive surgery by reducing the need for multiple incisions while providing additional capabilities to surgeons. Patients who receive a SPIDER Surgical procedure may experience less scarring with the potential for limited post-operative pain and a fast recovery to normal activities. Surgeons who use the SPIDER Surgical System benefit from single site triangulation with true left and true right control over flexible, articulating instruments.
What is the SPIDER® Surgical System?
The SPIDER® Surgical System is a laparoscopic platform that is used to perform minimally invasive surgery. Unlike conventional rigid laparoscopic surgery, the SPIDER flexible laparoscopic platform allows multiple instruments to be used through one incision. The result may potentially be fewer incisions and a fast recovery for the patient, while providing surgeons with enhanced capabilities.
SPIDER's design is truly revolutionary.
SPIDER: DELIVERING THE PROMISE OF FLEXIBLE LAPAROSCOPY.
Spider's unique design accommodates a range of flexible instruments through articulating instrument delivery tubes (IDTs), and working channels that allow for the use of current instruments as well. True right and true left instrumentation and triangulation can now be achieved through a single site. Unlike early single port techniques, SPIDER eliminates the awkward crossed arms movement, allowing a single surgeon to operate the device more naturally for true right and left instrument manipulation.
FLEXIBLE LAPAROSCOPY WITH THE SPIDER SYSTEM IS CHARACTERIZED BY:
Triangulation achieved via single site access
True left and true right instrumentation
Flexible, articulating instruments
A single-operator platform
An open platform with multiple working channels
SPIDER MicroLap Grasper
SPIDER® MicroLap: Enabling Micro Laparoscopy
SPIDER MicroLap instruments may enable less invasive surgery by replacing one or more larger trocars in standard laparoscopic procedures or used in conjunction with the SPIDER Surgical System.
• 2.7 mm micro surgical instrumentation • Reusable instrument platform • Ceramic titanium alloy shaft • Comprehensive instrument and scope set
SPIDER MicroLap offers a comprehensive instrument set for a wide variety of procedures. Other instruments and accessories include:
• 0° and 30° SPIDER MicroLap scopes • Suction/Irrigator • Various length cannulas and obturators • High pressure syringe
*The SurgiBot has not been cleared by the FDA for use in the United States
The SurgiBot™, currently in development*, is a minimally invasive, patient-side robotic surgery system. We believe the SurgiBot will address the needs of the large and growing, yet underserved, population of physicians and hospitals who want to offer the benefits of robotic surgery without the functional and economic challenges posed by current solutions.
The system utilizes flexible instruments through articulating channels controlled directly by the surgeon, with robotic assistance, at the patient's bedside. The flexible nature of the system allows for multiple instruments to be introduced and deployed through a singlesite. Advantages of robotic assistance that SurgiBot will seek to provide are:
- Precision movement with scaling
- 3D Vision
Enhancements that SurgiBot will seek to provide compared to existing robotic platforms:
- Surgeon remains patient-side
- Cost effectiveness
- Steerable 3D vision for the entire OR
- Internal triangulation vs. crossing instruments at abdominal wall
*The SurgiBot has not been cleared by the FDA for use in the United States
TransEnterix is a medical device company that is pioneering the use of flexible instruments and robotics to improve the outcomes of minimally invasive surgery. Specifically, they address the challenges presented to patients, surgeons, hospitals and payers in laparoscopy and robotic surgery today.
The company is developing a robotic assisted surgical system called the SurgiBot™. The system utilizes flexible instruments through articulating channels controlled directly by the surgeon, with robotic assistance, at the patient's bedside. The flexible nature of the system allows for multiple instruments to be introduced and deployed through a singlesite. The system also integrates 3-D vision technology which the company believes will enhance the quality of visualization of key structures and will support complex surgical tasks.
On September 3, 2013, TransEnterix merged with SafeStitch, a medical device company focused on the development of technologies that manipulate tissues for the treatment of obesity, gastroesophageal reflux disease, hernia formation, esophageal obstructions, Barrett's Esophagus, and other intraperitoneal abnormalities through endoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
delivers state-of-the-art 3D vision with natural depth perception and tactile sensation during minimally invasive surgery (MIS), allowing surgeons the ability to perform pure laparoscopic procedures with confidence and ease.
A simple and cost-effective solution that delivers the single most critical benefits of robotic technology—3D vision, but without the high cost of equipment, high procedure costs, extensive training or long learning curve.
Viking 3DHD Vision System—the best solution, pure and simple!
is the application of advanced technology to minimally invasive surgery (MIS) and open surgery training and procedures. The research is focused on following trusts: surgical robots, teleoperation, objective assessment of surgical performance, simulation, and the biomechanics of soft tissue that are related MIS and open procedures.
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Raven 2, for use as an open source surgical robotics research platform
The Raven 2 is a surgical robot with 7 degrees of freedom, compact electronics and two wing-like arms which end in tiny gripper claws designed to perform surgery on simulated patients. The robot’s software is compatible with Robot Operating System, an open source robotics coding platform.
Raven IV - A Surgical Robotic System Second Generation
Raven IV is a surgical robotics system that was developed at the University of California – Santa Cruz which includes four robotics arms and 2 cameras. The system facilitates a collaborative effort of two surgeons interacting with the surgical site in teleportation. The system architecture allows two surgeons in two remote locations to connect via commercially available internet connection using a UDP protocol using a unique software client interface and teleoperate the surgical robots in a master/slave configuration. Status: Active use
Raven surgical robotic system Overview
Raven I - A Surgical Robotic System
Raven is a surgical robotic system that includes two portable surgical robotic arms (7 Degrees of Freedom each) and a portable surgical console. The system and is capable of teleported from a distance via Internet (wired & wireless). The surgical robot can be deployed in a hospital operating room setup as well as an operating room located in harsh environment (e.g. desert, under water etc.). Status: Active Use
Red DRAGON (Edge)
The RedDRAGTON is a system for measuring the kinematics and the dynamics of two endoscopic tools along with the visual view of the surgical scene during the course of a surgical procedure. The system can be used in three different modalities: animal model, physical model simulator, virtual reality simulator. Status: Active Use
The Red Dragon – System Overview
Motorized Endoscopic Grasper
Motorized Endoscopic Grasper (MEG)
The MEG is a 1 degree-of-freedom device incorporates force and position sensors and actuated by a DC motor for measuring Biomechanical characteristics of soft tissues in-vivo and in- vitro. Status: Active use
The BlueDRAGTON is a system for measuring the kinematics and the dynamics of two endoscopic tools along with the visual view of the surgical scene during the course of a surgical procedure. Status: Non Active
CAD drawing of the BlueDRAGON mechanism
The automatic tool changer
Automatic Surgical Robotics Tool Changer (Trauma Pod - Phase 1)
The automatic tool changer is a robotic system that can house and dispense 14 different tools of a surgical robot. It maintains the sterility of the tools along with its inventory via RFID tags. It presents its tool with an absolute accuracy of 0.05mm within 0.6sec for a surgical nurse that transfer the tool from the tool changer and replace it on the surgical robot. The tool changer is a sub system of Trauma Pod (Phase 1) Status: Active use
The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System from ProPep Surgical
The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System is the world’s first real time nerve identification system specifically designed for use during robotic surgery
The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System from ProPep Surgical
is a fast, accurate and easy to use system of products that for the first time ever brings the advantages of real time nerve monitoring to robotic surgery.
The ProPep Nerve Monitoring System consists of:
Pep Monitor - delivers, receives, interprets, records, and displays (both audio and visual) specific electrical signals that enable a surgeon to distinguish between nerve containing versus non-nerve containing tissue.
Pep Control Switch – enables the surgeon to switch the robotic bipolar instrument from bipolar / cautery mode to Pep stimulation mode and back.
Pep Electrode Kit - a single use, disposable, the Kit contains the Pep Electrode, the Pep Electrode Introducer and a hemostat. The Pep Electrode, introduced into the surgical field via the Pep Electrode Introducer, is placed in the tissue of interest to receive the electrical signals generated as a result of Pep stimulation.
By enabling the surgeon to better identify the location of otherwise invisible nerve tissue, it helps him or her to make a more informed decision about which tissue to selectively preserve or remove during da Vinci® surgery. For more information Click here
The Amigo Remote Catheter System by Catheter Robotics Inc.
The Amigo Remote Catheter System
At Catheter Robotics we have incorporated the insights of experienced Cardiac Electrophysiologists and developed Amigo, a Remote Catheter System. Amigo uses modern technology and consists of two components, the Amigo RCS and the Amigo remote controller.
HOW THE AMIGO RCS WORKS: INSERTION/WITHDRAWAL | ROTATION | TIP DEFLECTION
The Sensei® X and The Magellan™ Robotic Systems by Hansen Medical
Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System
The Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System
is a state-of-the-art EP robotic navigation system that offers electrophysiologists the following value propositions:
Potential for Reduced Fluoro Time for Physicians due to being seated away from radiation source
Instinctive 3D Control
With over 10,000 patients treated, the Sensei® X is gaining acceptance amongst top electrophysiologists in major high-volume cardiac centers worldwide.
Note: Sensei® X Robotic Catheter System
The safety and effectiveness of this device for use with cardiac ablation catheters, in the treatment of cardiac arrhythmias including atrial fibrillation, have not been established.
The Magellan™ Robotic System
The Magellan™ Robotic System
cannulates peripheral vessels with a proprietary technology that delivers simultaneous distal tip control of a catheter and a sheath, from a centralized, remote workstation. A growing body of pre-clinical and clinical data suggests less vessel wall trauma, center line driving and procedural efficiencies in complex endovascular procedures
A Magellan Robotic System has the potential to benefit patients, physicians and hospitals.
Magellan Robotic System may benefit to:
Access robotic procedural precision
Drive Incremental Patients
Perform fast, predictable cases
Reduce radiation exposure and lead-related stress because physician can be seated away from radiation source
Endoscope manipulator with an optical zoom. Click on Image to Enlarge
Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) has recently gained widespread popularity because of its minimal invasiveness to patients. As thoracoscopic devices continue to develop, the number of general thoracic surgery procedures that can be performed have been facilitated under VATS. However, a training in team skills is required for such endoscopic surgery since a surgical view of an operator is very limited in the scopic view, which is manipulated by an assistant. Discordance between the operator and assistants leads to stress in surgeons, and to an operative risk.
Recently, to minimize the above problems, a novel manipulator system was developed. The system consists of an endoscope manipulator using a five-bar linkage mechanism and an automatic microzoom endoscope, called Naviot®. We introduced Naviot in thoracoscopic thoracic sympathectomy for two patients with palmer hyper hydrosis.
The manipulator (Naviot®) is based on a five-bar linkage mechanism that has two independent motors on the bottom. Also, a zoom-up mechanism of the endoscope was applied to this manipulation system. Electrical devices, such as motors, were set below the operative stand. The moving range was approximately 25 degrees for both vertical and horizontal directions.
Operations were performed using the conventional endoscopic surgical devices under the thoracoscopic view and controlled by the manipulator. The thoracoscopic view was superimposed by a navigating circle and bar on the video image. Two thumb-buttons were attached on the holding area of the forceps. By pressing these buttons the operator could control the optical zoom and the direction of the endoscopic movement.
A zoom-up vision was obtained by turning on the zoom-up circle with a thumb-button in the operator's hand without the back-and-forth movements of the scope. Turning on the navigating circle and bar with the other thumb-button led the thoracoscope toward the indicated direction.......continue reading
PenelopeCS™, RST's exciting new product for sterile supply.
The PenelopeCS family of products focuses on automation in the hospital's sterile supply department. There are many manual, repetitive tasks in this process well suited for automation. RST's core technology focuses on autonomous robotic workcells that can manipulate, track, sort, and process surgical instruments and supplies. With the PenelopeCS product line, RST will apply this technology to various sterile supply tasks to increase efficiency, reduce errors, enhance inventory control, and reduce costs.
The sterile supply department is the heart of the hospital's surgical instrument supply chain. Every day, thousands of used instruments pass through sterile supply to be cleaned, counted, inspected, repacked, and sterilized. A delay or an error in sterile supply can impact scheduling, cost, and even patient safety in the OR. RST feels the time is right for automation in the sterile supply department.
Robots have been a mainstay in the manufacturing world for decades, helping make everything from cars to cookies. PenelopeCS will bring some of these tried-and-true automation techniques to one of the most labor-intensive and error-prone departments in the hospital — sterile supply.
The first product in RST's PenelopeCS line will focus on the clean side of sterile supply. The advance will be dramatic. The robot will ensure that each tray sent to the OR will have exactly those instruments specified on the count sheet and that they are all in good working order. And like a good robot, it will do this automatically, precisely, and reliably — 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.
Our Sterile Supply 101 page describes how sterile supply is divided into a dirty and a clean side. Our flagship PenelopeCS will work on the clean side; counting, sorting, and packing instruments. The goal is to ensure that the contents of each container have been verified and neatly packed before it is closed and placed in the autoclave. Furthermore, as these instruments are loaded, PenelopeCS will seamlessly update the hospital's inventory control system — tracking each container and the instruments within it, while reducing the workload on sterile supply staff.
PenelopeCS will work in conjunction with a variety of third-party instrument identification systems, using either RFIDs or barcodes to "mark" individual instruments with a unique code. The robot is identification system agnostic in this regard. PenelopeCS is based on RST's extensible hardware/software framework comprised of a Core Robotic Workcell and a diverse set of Plugin Components — task-specific hardware assemblies installed within the robot's workcell. A variety of RFID and/or barcode scanners will be packaged as Plugins and integrated within PenelopeCS, providing great flexibility for our customers. For more information Click here
TUG®: The Automated Robotic Delivery System
improves healthcare efficiency and patient care by providing innovative logistics solutions. Its industry leading mobile robotic platform (TUG) enables hospitals to automate and improve the delivery and retrieval process across all major functions – including medications, supplies, meals, linen, and waste removal.
Its product tracking and security software (MedEx) gives hospitals the ability to track, monitor and electronically document the delivery process, particularly for high-value medications and other items requiring consistent chain-of-custody documentation.
This affordable, easily installed, automated robotic delivery system increases efficiency, optimizes staff time and empowers hospitals to better coordinate delivery of care. The versatile, round-the-clock-working TUG transports a wide variety of hospital carts and can be employed for virtually any application, including pharmacy, food and environmental services, and supplies.......learn more
M7 Surgical Robot by SRI International
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M7 Surgical Robot by SRI International
SRI’s telerobotic surgical system, M7, expands the reach of surgical intervention by enhancing the precision of minimally invasive procedures and enabling surgeons to operate from afar.
SRI pioneered telepresence surgery during the 1980s under contract to the U.S. Army. The goal: to develop a battlefield-based trauma surgery system that could be operated remotely by a surgeon. In the 1990s, further technology improvements were made with funding from the National Institutes of Health.
SRI began development of the M7 in 1998, under contract to the Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center. The advanced version of SRI’s original telepresence system features several advantages:
Two anthropomorphic robotic arms cover a large workspace and move through seven degrees of freedom
Auditory, visual, and tactile sensations, including the force or pressure felt while making an incision, are communicated directly to the surgeon performing the operation
Tremor is virtually eliminated, and SRI-developed software compensates for jarring or turbulence that may occur on a moving platform, such as a space vehicle or aircraft
Conventional surgical tools can be swapped rapidly by a technician
Optics and stereo video processing technology were upgraded
The CorPath System enables the precise, robotic-assisted control of coronary guidewires and balloon/stent devices from the safety of a radiation-protected, ergonomic interventional cockpit.
The system consists of two components:
1. Bedside Unit: The Articulating Arm is the 'engine' of the system that translates your commands into precise movements and manipulations of the coronary stents and catheters. The Arm is mounted to the procedure table and drives a sterile cassette which holds your PCI devices.
2. Interventional Cockpit: Placed in the lab, the Interventional Cockpit features a simple-to-use control console interface to precisely control and measure the movement of guidewires and balloon/stent catheters. The Interventional Cockpit also provides a close proximity view of the live, reference, and hemodynamics monitors as well as protection from radiation.
3-D Ultrasound and Artificial Intelligence Guide Precise, Autonomous Machine.
The results of proof-of-feasibility studies lead the researchers to believe that routine medical procedures such as breast biopsies will be performed in the future with minimal human guidance, and at greater convenience and less cost to patients.
The researchers envision a scenario in the near future where women can get an unassisted one-stop breast exam and biopsy, if needed. For example, a woman would get a mammogram and if anything suspicious is found, a robot could guide a needle to the spot and get a tissue sample.
For their experiments, the engineers started with a rudimentary tabletop robot whose “eyes” used a novel 3-D ultrasound technology developed at Duke. An artificial intelligence program served as the robot’s “brain” by taking the real-time 3-D information, processing it, and giving the robot specific commands to perform.
“After detecting the ‘lesion’ in a simulated breast, the robot was able to calculate its position and then guide a biopsy to its exact location,” said Ned Light, an engineer in the laboratory of Stephen Smith, director of the Duke University Ultrasound Transducer Group and senior member of the research team.
Light presented the results of the Duke experiments, which were carried out by Duke biomedical engineering student A.J. Rogers, at the Society of Photo-Optical Instrumentation Engineers’ annual Medical Imaging scientific sessions in Orlando, Fla.
has been designed to increase the safety and reliability of various Neurological procedures without compromising established surgical protocols. ROSA™ is an integrated multi-application platform that offers a reliable and accurate surgical assistant.
Comparable to a "GPS" for the brain, the robot can be used for any type of cranial procedures requiring surgical planning with preoperative data, patient’s registration and precise positioning and handling of instruments.
To date, ROSA™ is the only robotic Assistant approved for Neurosurgical procedures in clinical use in Europe, the United States and in Canada and with the following specifications:
A robotic arm with six degrees of freedom
ROSA™ has a robotic arm with six degrees of freedom whose architecture replicates the movements of a human arm. This provides a very high dexterity in achieving complex surgical procedures as well as allowing for a complete freedom in the choice of trajectories.
Advanced haptic capability
ROSA™ has an advanced haptic capability that gives the Neurosurgeon the ability to easily guide the instruments manually and within established limits and restrictions established during in the planning stage. The surgeon is able to easily interact with the robot without changing any of his surgical techniques thus fully harvesting the benefits of a robotic movement.
A non-invasive and touch free registration system
ROSA™ is equipped with a patented registration system that uniquely combines precise robotic movement with a non-invasive laser measurement for the patient registration. This method allows the surgery to be done without the use of invasive markers or frame.
ROSA™ for Neurosurgical procedures
ROSA™ for Neurosurgical procedures allows:
To simplify procedures with the ability to remove the usage of a cumbersome Stereotactic frame as well a fixed fiduciaries during the patient registration process;
To increase patient’s safety with less invasive procedures;
To increase access to the surgical area due to the robotic arm with 6 degrees offering more freedom of movement;
To increase the precision of instrument guidance through the robot arm high dexterity;
To increase the surgeon perception of the surgical field due to the real time navigation of the surgical instruments onto the preoperative images and through the haptic manipulation mode of the robotic arm ;
To improve safety of the surgical procedures due to ROSA™ precision and the repeatability of proprietary technology;
To reduce operating time due to increased efficiencies;
To cover a large range of Neurosurgical indications.
Established in 2002, Medtech SAS is the fruit of over a decade of experience of its founder in robotics applied to different surgical fields (Neurosurgery, Orthopedic surgery, Urology, Cardiovascular surgery, Digestive surgery, etc.). Medtech began its activity by developing its first surgical robot, BRIGIT™, for orthopedic surgery whose patent portfolio was acquired in 2006 by Zimmer Inc., the world leader in orthopedic surgery.
Today, Medtech offers a new generation of Robotized Surgical Assistant dedicated to Neurological procedure with ROSA™. This innovative system offers a safer and more effective solution to today's Neurosurgeons by allowing more rapid, precise and less invasive neurological procedures....read more
RP Endpoint Devices by InTouch Health®
InTouch Health Comprehensive Solutions
InTouch Health is the world's only comprehensive telehealth company providing a full suite of technology and service offerings to enable physicians of all types to deliver care efficiently and effectively.
InTouch Health has pioneered Remote Presence, a modality for physician-patient consults. Wherever access to medical expertise is limited, Remote Presence can effectively extend the physician's reach to manage patient care, thereby removing time and distance barriers.
Through a single interface, physicians can extend their presence across the entire healthcare delivery continuum - from primary and outpatient care, to acute care, rehabilitation and long-term care.
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