Renaissance Robot for Spine and Brain Surgery

Technology/Engineering

Prof. Moshe Shoham
Mazor Robotics, Technion – Israel Institute of Technology

The robot was developed in laboratory of medical robotics and became an essential tool in operating rooms. It is attached to the patient’s vertebras or head, and guides the surgeon with levels of precision that are not possible by the human hand. The robot moves according to the surgical plan, based on patient’s imaging studies, facilitating greater accuracy, safety and a minimally invasive approach. The robot is being used in more than 100 hospitals around the world, and over 15,000 people were operated with it.