Robots perform surgery, do you dare to lie down?

In recent years, artificial intelligence has developed rapidly in the field of big health, and has been continuously implemented in medical imaging, auxiliary diagnosis, new drug research and development, health management and other scenarios, and has played a role.In the actual clinical diagnosis and treatment stage, we can also fully experience the whole process and life cycle health services of smart medical care in the hospital from pre-diagnosis to post-diagnosis. Especially in hospitals, you will find Robots everywhere.

In the outpatient hall, the guidance robot is busy shuttling back; in the corridor, the disinfection Robot sprays and disinfects meticulously; the rehabilitation robot assists the patient in medical rehabilitation training; in the operating room, the surgical robot assists the doctor to save the patient against time.

Robots have fully participated in every stage of medical treatment and nursing in clinical practice. Referring to the standards of the International Federation of Robotics, medical robots can be divided into four categories: surgical robots, rehabilitation robots, auxiliary robots, and service robots. Among them, surgical robots have the highest commercial value and the strongest technical barriers. It seems that the value and development of surgical robots in the industry deserve our research and attention.

▍How much is the surgical robot worth?
Surgical robots are being hailed as the new way of next-generation surgery.Relying on the continuous advancement of technology, surgeons perform surgery with surgical robots, and the treatment effect and surgical process will be more standardized.

The operating system of a surgical robot is generally composed of three parts: a doctor’s console, a Robotic arm, and an imaging system. The doctor uses the imaging system to operate the robotic arm on the console to perform surgery.

Robots perform surgery, do you dare to lie down?
Specifically, the endoscope in the imaging system can provide a high-definition three-dimensional image with a magnification of 10-15 times (in traditional laparoscopy, only 2-3 times magnification can be seen), which is presented to the sterile field through the operating table Outside the chief surgeon. The doctor uses the main controller to synchronously control the robotic arm to operate, and the robotic arm can replicate the operation of the main surgeon, and use the tremor filtering technology to eliminate the shaking of the human hand, so as to achieve a more stable and precise operation than the human hand.

In some operations, surgical robots have greater advantages than manual operations. The incisions of surgical robots are precise and less traumatic, the operation time is reduced, the postoperative healing time is shortened, and the patient recovers faster.

At present, surgical robots are subdivided into neurosurgery robots, orthopedic robots, laparoscopic robots, vascular intervention robots, etc. according to the type of applied surgery, covering areas including urology, cardiothoracic surgery, gynecology, dentistry, ophthalmology, plastic surgery, transplantation surgery, etc.

The emergence of surgical robots has brought more possibilities to the clinical medical level. Whether it is for small hospitals with limited medical technology conditions or remote areas, the precision of surgical robots and telemedicine technology have provided limited medical level areas. more choices.

Robots perform surgery, do you dare to lie down?
For example, the penetration rate of painless childbirth in my country is very low compared to developed countries. The Lancet data shows that in 2018, China’s caesarean section rate ranked first in Asia at 36.7%, far higher than the 15% upper limit recommended by the World Health Organization.

The biggest reason why it is difficult to popularize labor analgesia in my country is the insufficient number of anesthesiologists. There is an intelligent labor analgesia robot that can digitize and informatize the whole process of anesthesia for painless labor, and automatically complete the precise input of anesthetics, continuous monitoring of key indicators of pregnant women, and alarms for abnormal indicators, which reduces the technical requirements for anesthesiologists. An anesthesiologist can monitor the condition of multiple pregnant women at the same time, effectively solving the pain point of insufficient anesthesiologists, and bringing more possibilities for the popularization of painless delivery technology.

Surgical robots can not only help doctors perform surgical operations well, but also empower some fields or regions with limited technical level, so that the dividends of technology can be covered by more patients in the clinical field, reducing the pain and recovery time of patients, benefit more people.

▍ Large-scale development is difficult to break through
With the development of the global population aging, medical re

Published on 05/14/2023