a robotic telesurgery system with force feedback
Sina Robotics & Medical Innovators Co., Ltd.
Sina is a complete robotic telesurgery system with force feedback. It can be used for performing Local (surgeon and patient in same operating room) or for remote surgery operations through internet or other communication channels from outside of the operating room or from one city to another city. This system has two main subsystems including a master robotic console at surgeon’s side and a slave robotic system at patient’s side. The operating room and intra-abdominal images of the patient be sent to the surgeon’s console and the surgeon perform the surgery through the robotic system. In this manner the master robots receive the surgeon’s hands movements and transmit them to the patient’s side slave robots which mimic the movements in a real-time manner. Simultaneously, the slave robots measure the robot and patient interaction forces/torques, including the pinch forces under instruments jaws and transmit them to the surgeon’s hand through the master robotic system. The cameraman robot which take the intra-abdominal image of patient, may be controlled through foot pedals from the surgeon’s side or smartly track the surgery instruments with no need to any human control command. Other operating room equipment such as electrocautery may be also remotely controlled from the surgeon’s side master consol.
The main advantage of such a system for -
•Investors & Producer companies are: Huge demand & market
•Hospitals are: Availability of performing advanced and complicated surgeries, Highly demand of patients for advanced medical services
•Patients are: More precise and high quality surgery, Remote surgery
•Surgeons are: Ergonomic postures, Not to be influenced by risk of Infections, CO2 and anesthesia gas in OR, No need for sterilization, Hand movement scaling and tremor reduction
Introduction of Key Members:
•Professor Farzam Farahmand, Chairman of the board of directors
He received his PhD in Biomechanics from Imperial College, London, United Kingdom in 1996. Now he is professor and head of Biomechanics division at Mechanical Eng. Department, Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran.
•Professor Saeid Sarkar, Vice-Chairman of the board of directors
He received his PhD in Medical Physics from University of Surry, Surry, United Kingdom in 1991. Now he is professor and head of Research Center for Science and Technology in Medicine (RCSTM), Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
•Dr. Alireza Mirbagheri, Chief Executive Officer
He received his PhD in Mechanical Eng. from Sharif University of Technology, Tehran, Iran in 2012. Now he is an assistant professor and deputy of research affairs at Biomedical Eng. Department, School of Medicine, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.