Hiroshi Kawahira, MD, PhD, FACS, Ayano Toriumi, BA, Yui Uema, Ryoichi Nakamura, PhD. Chiba University
1. Objectives of the technology device: The numbers of laparoscopic surgery has been increasing recently. The abdominal incision scars for laparoscopic surgery are significantly smaller than that of conventional open surgery.
2. Description of the technology and method of its use or application: Archelis eases task in upright position and reduces physical workload in upright position. Archelis does not have power source. The mechanical structure of archelis is bent on in knee joint, and archelis stabilizes the upright position. As archelis is a wearable equipment, it is possible to use a foot switch during a surgery and move around in the surgery room. Several prototypes have been development, and the current prototype stabilizes at the upright position satisfactory, enables to walk up stairs and vend your knees at 90 degrees.
3. Preliminary results: We developed several prototypes with academic-industrial collaboration. Simulation operation experiments have been performed by 10 undergraduate and graduate students for measuring surface electromyogram of latissimus dorsi left and right upper and lower sides. Compared to the control, the results of surface electromyogram with archelis were decreased significantly, and effectiveness was indicated.
4. Conclusion / future directions: We have applied for patent for archelis in Japan. We also applied for the International patent application that is based on Patent Cooperation Treaty, and would like to secure our intellectual property management. Archelis has been developed in the final stage for commercialization. http://www.archelis.com
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 84264
Program Number: ETP721
Presentation Session: Emerging Technology Poster
Presentation Type: Poster