Titan medical has completed a prototype of its Single Port Orifice Robotic Technology (SPORT™) Surgical System. Hopefully to join the likes of the da Vinci Robotic Surgical System by Intuitive Surgical, this surgical robot offers some advancements over current technology. When and if this is approved for use in the future, will we see further progress in robotic surgery for sleep apnea and robotic approaches to thyroid and parathyroid surgery?
From their press release:
The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype successfully demonstrates the key features of the system. These include two multi-articulating instruments, each capable of moving with seven degrees of freedom and an intra-abdominal 3D HD vision system. The two instruments and the vision system are all housed within a 25mm diameter port. Via this port, the SPORT™ Surgical System is inserted through a single 25mm incision in the patient’s abdomen. The multi-articulating instruments and the 3D HD vision system then deploy and become fully operational by the surgeon, who is seated comfortably at a surgeon console.
The SPORT™ Surgical System prototype allows a surgeon to accurately and precisely move his or her hands and have those same exact movements perfectly translated into the movements on the instrument shafts, tips and end-effectors in a 1-to-1 ratio.
Now that the technical feasibility of the system has been proven, Ximedica, Titan’s SPORT™ development partner will continue its efforts and now focus on detailed product design development working towards a pilot launch