The first da Vinci surgical robot arrived to Hungary
"The recently opened Antal Bejczy Center for Intelligent Robotics at Óbuda University hosts the very first da Vinci SurgicalSystem in Hungary. This high-end US medical technology is used at over 3000 locations globally for various minimally invasive surgical procedures, however it has only been visiting Hungary for demonstration eventsbefore. This da Vinci Classic had been used at the AKH General Hospital in Vienna, and from now on, it serves as a research system at Óbuda University. Professor Imre Rudas, the director of University Research and Innovation Center explained: “This donation further strengthens our outstanding robot infrastructure, extends our research portfolio, and enables our students to experiment on cutting-edge technology in the field of medical robotics.” The Intelligent Robotics Center—which coordinates the newly founded Central European Living Lab for Intelligent Robotics consortium (CELLI)—received a special invitation form the Californian manufacturer to take part in the da Vinci Research Program. “We became one of the seventeen institutions in the world having access to the da Vinci research interface. This opens new horizon in our R&D projects in teleoperation control, remote telesurgery and surgical skill assessment. We are proud to be one of the only four European centers in this elite club.”—added Dr. Tamás Haidegger, deputy director of the Center.
The partner of the research are Semmelweis University and the Austrian Center for Medical Innovation and Technology.
The first generation da Vinci appeared on the market in 2000, revolutionizing Minimally Invasive Surgery procedures. Due to its $1.5 million price, the system has not been installed in Hungary before."
The lab is grateful for the generous support of Intuitive Surgical Inc.