Steven D Schwaitzberg, MD1, Amir Szold, MD2. 1University at Buffalo, 2Assia Medical Group
Objective: Human Extensions has developed a cost effective hand-held, software driven mechatronic device for MIS. To extend the scope of usability of these platform technologies and broaden the possible configurations for their use, a novel table mounted system was developed.
Technology: Using the same core technologies (novel articulation, user interface and control system) a table-mounted software driven electro-mechanical system that can support several end effectors was designed and built The system is composed of a sophisticated user interface that enables unrestricted hand movement at or away from the table, and a novel, motor driven articulating tool that is controlled by the interface and enables all degrees of freedom. The system is lightweight and with a small footprint, requires minimal set up time, can be easily moved between laparoscopic trocars and perform complex motions in the surgical field.
Preliminary results: Following an extensive validation in the laboratory, we have performed an animal trial using a pig model. We will demonstrate excellent manipulation with the device and seamless integration with our hand-held device.
Future perspectives: the novel motorized system addresses a real clinical need to develop families of articulating tele-manipulating devices that provide greater flexibility over current systems.
Presented at the SAGES 2017 Annual Meeting in Houston, TX.
Abstract ID: 84483
Program Number: ETP753
Presentation Session: Emerging Technology Poster
Presentation Type: Poster