"The future of surgery is not about blood and guts; the future of surgery is about bits and bytes.”
/Dr. Richard Satava/

Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Monday, June 29, 2015

Surgical Robotics Forum 2015

Surgical Robotics Forum 2015  was organised for any healthcare professional, academic or company interested in discussing the challenges, current barriers and ways to move forward in the arena of surgical robots. 
The global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) equipment was worth nearly $2.7 billion in 2013. The market is projected to approach $3.3 billion in 2014 and $4.6 billion by 2019 for a CAGR of 7% for the five-year period, 2014 to 2019. Surgical robots dominate the global MRCAS market, accounting for more than 70%. Robotic devices are extremely complex systems will require considerable amounts of R&D. Government support will therefore be crucial in these next 5 years.
The 2015 Innovative Surgical Robotics Forum was a event jointly organised by the Special Interest Group: Robotics and Autonomous Systems and the EU. Four EU FP7 projects (STIFF-FLOP, ╬╝Ralp, CASCADE, and ReMeDi) leading the field of surgical robotics will exhibit their latest achievements. During this event, the aim has been to identify market opportunities and the gaps between clinical, academic and industrial communities to establish a multidisciplinary community focused on the subject. We facilitated the exploitation of robotics R&D by bringing together the different stakeholders and created the opportunity to form new partnerships and collaborative relationships.

Here, a summary of the media coverage of the event:
Robotics and Autonomous Systems, Special Interest Group, Innovate UK Network
Article in the German online magazine Roboterwelt.de – (translation can be found on the Cavendish Conference Venues website)

Source:  Surgical Robotics Forum 2015

Sunday, June 28, 2015

HIWIN: new robotic endoscope holder

"The robot mainly focuses on controlling the position and angle (3-degrees of freedom) of the surgical instruments used during minimally invasive surgery (MIS). By the unique structure (remote center of motion), the robot can steadily hold surgical instruments in the desired positions during surgery."

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Quote of the day

"Hospitals will resemble computer-integrated manufacturing facilities, delivering personalized care using standardized processes"
/Russell Taylor @Hamlyn/

Friday, June 26, 2015

ROSA Spine - new application in MIS spine surgery

The French Medtech company's add-on to its robotics toolset, the ROSA Spine received CE mark last year, and was first purchased  by Amiens University Hospital in Amiens, France, where most of the clinical trials took place. 

Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Video Wednesday

See the Micro robot video contest winner from Hamlyn, videos of the Micro, Nano, and Molecular Systems Max Planck research group led by Peer Fischer.  
A Swimming Micro-Scallop from MNM Intelligent Systems Lab on Vimeo.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015

Quote of the day

"Patients would better accept surgical robots if these were pitched as safety mechanisms."
  /Lee Swanstrom @Hamlyn15/