First images of CMR's Versius robot
Until now, only the patent and some design sketches were known of their robot. Well, er, there is still much to be seen...
"CMR aims to make minimal access surgery available to all the estimated six million people a year who could benefit and make it easier for laparoscopic surgeons to learn and perform the technique.
"By equipping them with a remarkable tool, fit for their demanding job, we can change the way surgery is delivered. Having operated in stealth mode for the past three years, I am delighted to be able to show what our amazing team has managed to develop in such a short period of time. We’ve designed Versius with surgeons in mind," said Martin Frost, CMR CEO.
Versius was designed to be lightweight and easy to set up. The robotic arms measure their position and force thousands of times a second, making them safe to be around and easy to manoeuvre even during surgery.
The arms and wristed instruments give maximum flexibility to surgeons during a procedure. This ground-breaking design allows them to work in a way that reduces physical and mental effort for the surgeon whilst giving them the ability to undertake more procedures on patients.
Versius - as its name suggests – has been designed to be inherently versatile, with the capability to operate across all four surgical quadrants, allowing it to be used in gynaecology, urology, upper GI and colorectal surgery.
Cambridge Medical Robotics was founded in 2014 and has so far raised £19m to help take its product to market."CMR, Cambridge News