Unveiling Domestically Made Surgery Robot by Iranian Scientists

Monday, June 15, 2015 - 12:40

Avicenna, specifically designed to carry out laparoscopic operations, was unveiled during Iran`s Second International Innovation and Technology Exhibition (INOTEX 2015) on Tuesday.

90edb38c-5f65-4044-9560-4eee64825e2a Farzam Farahmand, the director of the Avicenna project, declared: “This robot is an advanced remote surgery system that operates with a monitor and two robotic arms.” He stated that the Iranian robot also can be applied been “for abdominal and prostate surgery” with a surgeon controlling the arms and tracing operation through the monitor. He noted: “Operations carried out with this device minimize the damaging effects on the healthy tissues, reduce bleeding during the operation, and accelerate the recovery process” Farahmand also referred to the fact that this machine has passed the animal testing stage and requires proper licenses to launch tests on human subjects. The robot, which is named Avicenna, the Iranian scientist, was designed and developed by the Sharif University of Technology and Tehran University of Medical Sciences.



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