Remote Center of Motion Robot

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Unmet Need
Image-guided interventions (IGI) may be performed based on pre-acquired images, but using the imager at the time of the intervention to directly guide the procedure improves accuracy.  Compatibility of robotic devices with the imaging has been a challenging engineering task, especially with magnetic resonance (MR) environment. 

Technology Overview
This novel invention is a development of a new robotic system for direct image-guided interventions. The manipulator uses our previously reported Pneumatic Step Motor actuation and is entirely made of electrically nonconductive, nonmetallic, and nonmagnetic materials. Accordingly, the manipulator is MR Safe based on the scientific rationale (ASTM F2503-13). The robot is also compatible with all types of medical imaging equipment, and may operate next to the patient within the gantry with no mutual interference.

Stage of Development
A fully functional prototype has been developed. 
Patent Information:
Title App Type Country Serial No. Patent No. File Date Issued Date Expire Date Patent Status
Remote Center of Motion Robot PCT: Patent Cooperation Treaty United States 16/098,284 11/1/2018     Pending
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