How Virtual Incision and Maxon designed a miniaturized robotic-assisted surgery system

[Photo courtesy of Virtual Incision]

Advancements in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) systems have led to a small robot that allows surgeons to obtain full multi-quadrant access without the need for docking and re-docking a large, cumbersome external platform.

Carsten Horn, Maxon

Design advances in robotic-assisted surgery (RAS) systems continue to enable operations through small incisions. This is done by providing the surgeon the ability to control robotic arms and cameras with precision. The goal of RAS is to help surgeons perform procedures reproducibly in a minimally invasive manner with advantages such as reduced pain and shorter hospital stays.

As demand for RAS continues to grow, health care facilities are seeking ways to accelerate the expansion of their programs. The goal of Virtual Incision is to offer a way for facilities to add systems and improve their efficiency without disrupting their …

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