Surgeons will use even more sophisticated robots in the future to perform complex operations. MMI’s miniaturized surgical robotic instruments is a platform for surgeons that allows them to control two tiny articulated microinstruments for reconstruction procedures.
This platform can be used to to remove soft tissue and bones and improve surgical success rates. These instruments have articulated wrists with a 3mm outer diameter. Here is how they work:
The surgeon operates the microinstruments while sitting at the surgical bedside and looking through the operating microscope. MMI’s robotic platform captures surgeon’s hand movements and a scaled-down motion is imposed on the microinstruments
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