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Laparoscope Camera Manipulating Robot

Technology Overview

Laparoscopic surgery is an advanced operation in which doctor can operate on patients through small holes in the body and by viewing the surgery on a monitoring screen. The laparoscopic camera manipulating robot can produce a sharp shake-free 3-D image on the monitor screen by attaching the 3-D camera to the robotic arm. It is useful for maintaining a stable view during a laparoscopic operation. By using 3-D camera, the robot will be an essential part to provide a very stable (without shaking) 3-D picture. This robot was developed in 2008 andreceivedgold medal award from the International Federation of Inventors’ Associations (IFIA).

Technology Features & Specifications

The robot presents an easy-to-use in setup, ergonomic and operating control. It can prevent the surgeons from dizziness caused by the shaking operative view which would otherwise be seen in manually-operated laparoscope. The robot is in many ways unlike the previous commercialized machines, which composed of large apparatus interfering with surgical space, long set-up time or repositioning, and consumed a lot of initial andmaintenance cost Many surgeons feel dizziness from shake and blur image, especially from the 3-D camera. An important key success of the laparoscopic surgery is therefore very much dependenton the ability of the surgeon's assistantto hold the camera stable,which can be achieved with this robot.

Potential Applications

The camera manipulating robot, comprisingthe precised mechanical motions and its control interphase, is innovative. In contrast to assistance (human) holding camera, the robot can produce a sharp shake-free 3-D image on the monitor screen by attaching the 3-D camera to the robotic arm. This novel innovation is now passing phase III clinical trial (>300 operations), and is seeking medical equipment company for licensing and distribution.

Customer Benefits

This technology improve the success rate of laparoscopic surgery that offer the advantages ofless post-operative pain, less blood loss, small surgical wound, short hospital stay and getting back towork early compare to conventional opened surgery.

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