The contribution of ROBOTS in healthcare is vastly increasing. Scientists worldwide have developed surgical robots to enhance the surgical procedures and help surgeons. In 2016, about 4,000 robots were widely used to take part in 750,000 surgeries. Though most of those procedures were on prostate glands and uteruses, some helped surgeons to operate kidney, colons, heat and other organs.
Cambridge Medical Robotics (CMR) is working with a mission to reform the surgical world with its cutting-edge Robot named Versius. It is built with five robotic arms. With its in-built intelligence and sensing capacity, it can readily respond to the surgeon's command and to the touch of the assistant surgical staffs. The robot is designed in such a way that it enables surgeons to detach the arms that are not needed for the surgery. “When science wants to solve a problem, it often turns to nature. we took our inspiration from the human arm, the greatest surgical tool in history” says Luke Hares, chief technology officer at CMR.
The Robot imitates human arms, in particular, the wrist. It is majorly used to perform a wide range of laparoscopic procedures including hernia repairs, colorectal operations, ear, nose, and throat surgery. The specialty of Versius is its cost-efficient nature and flexibility. When compared to other surgical robots, Versius is simple and straightforward to use. These robots are easily portable because of its lightweight. Its ability to reduce complications and pain after a surgery helps patients in speedy recovery.
“We named our company ‘Cambridge Medical Robotics’ because we plan to build other robots moving forward. However, our most important priority is to get good feedback from our first robot Versius, and then to go from there.” says Hares. The company is initially launching its product in Europe and anticipating to launch it in the US by 2019.