AVRA Surgical Robotics
AVRA has published some images about its versatile robot concept.
"AVRA Surgical Robotics is developing a surgical robotic system of a modular construction which offers a portable lightweight and maneuverable robotic solution not available in any system in hospitals today. We believe our AVRA Surgical Robotics System (ASRS) is the ‘next generation’ in robotically controlled Minimally Invasive Surgical (MIS) Systems in that it will offer a significantly more adaptable platform with modular design, size and compelling cost comparisons (system, service and tools) to current systems. In addition, we plan to deliver the system at a price point that we believe will open the market to users who are capital constrained in their medical device budgets. Private and public health insurers around the world are becoming more cost-conscious, forcing hospitals to re-evaluate their capital spending plans but strengthening the case for technologies that can reduce the cost and optimize the outcome of surgical procedures. Our approach to robotic surgery does not stop at the robot alone. The AVRA method is to design the operating room specifically for robotic surgery and to coordinate the design of the operating table, lighting systems and surgical instruments as a single intuitive operating environment for the entire surgical team. AVRA Surgical Robotics' goal is to design and develop a complete minimally invasive surgical robotics system and training platform to improve the economics, efficiency and patient outcome. Our company's engineering and design laboratories will ensure the highest quality for manufacturing, distribution and support networks worldwide. We are collaborating with hospitals and highly experienced robotic surgeons throughout the U.S, South America, Europe, India and Asia to develop surgical procedures and instruments specifically for our medical robotic system."
"Designed by the world’s leading robotic surgeons, the AVRA system offers:
- Unprecedented flexibility, mobility, freedom of motion and portability provided by its single or multiple arms which enable the benefits of minimally invasive surgery to be applicable in all surgical procedures.
- Portability and lighter weight, with a significantly smaller footprint, enabling use in doctors’ offices, group practices, surgical centers or field operations, as well as in hospital operating rooms.
- Digitalized solid-state modular robotic arms. Direct drive (no cables and pulleys) permits the exceptional degree of precision and accuracy required in specialties such as neurosurgery.
- An extraordinary level of built-in intelligence including sophisticated algorithms, error avoidance, fault tolerance and vital patient information, providing the ability to model, plan and implement customized surgical strategies.
- All surgeons access to the knowledge, experience, judgment and techniques of the world’s master robotic surgeons.
- An extremely cost-effective alternative to the high cost and severe limitations of current systems which will open robotic-assisted surgery for all procedures in every part of the world."