Bitrack: a friendly four arms robot for laparoscopic surgery
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This paper presents the Bitrack system, which is a new laparoscopic surgical robot, designed at UPC, and currently undergoing the process of certification by a spin-off created for its exploitation, RSS. This new robot aims to obtain the same benefits and accuracy as the current benchmark but overcoming some dependencies that current robotic surgery poses. Many reports on studies that evaluate the contribution of robotics do not doubt on the improvements achieved with the use of robots in what refers to surgical quality and that more complex surgeries can be addressed than those performed by laparoscopy. The Bitrack system apart from these clear contributions of robotics also provides the concept of hybrid surgery. This concept implies the capability of performing an intervention alternating standard laparoscopy with other robot assisted phases according to the needs in each stage of the procedure.
CitationCasals, A.; Frigola, M.; Amat, J. Bitrack: a friendly four arms robot for laparoscopic surgery. A: Conference on New Technologies for Computer and Robot Assisted Surgery. "Proceedings of the 10th Conference on New Technologies for Computer/Robot Assisted Surgery". 2020, p. 96-97.