Unveiling the SINA Surgeon Robot at Research and Technology Exhibition and Installing a Training Sample at the Surgery Skills Training Center of the Geneva Educational Hospital in Switzerland (HUG)
The new Iranian Surgeon Robot namely SINA (flex model) was first unveiled in made in Iran lab equipment exhibition and Research and Technology exhibition simultaneously on Tuesday, December 25th, located in a permanent place of International exhibitions in Tehran.
This surgeon robot can be used for chest and abdominal cavities surgeries. Its advantages include increased surgical accuracy, a lack of deep cleft surgery in the patient's body, less bleeding, faster healing, and a shorter recovery. Also, with this robot, the surgeon does not need to wear sterile clothing for surgery, and can work without being exposed to the surgical room, away from the anesthesia gases and dangerous infections.
It is to be noted that, for the next six months, two of this robot will be installed in Tehran’s Shariati and Sina hospitals for educational purposes. It is also hoped that this device comes in to the clinical field by passing the technical process, doing initial tests on animals and obtaining necessary medical certificates.
It’s worth mention that the Iranian Surgeon Robot (SINA) which is approved by the US Patent and Trademark Office is the competitor for American Surgeon Robot (Davinci).
The Iranian Surgeon Robot was led by a group of young specialists at the Biomedicine and Robotics Technology Research Center of Tehran University of Medical Sciences located in Imam Khomeini Hospital, headed by Dr. Ali Reza Mir Bagheri, Assistant Professor of Tehran University of Medical Sciences (TUMS) and Director of Sina Knowledge Based Robotic and Medical Innovators Company after a 15-year attempts.
Moreover, this surgeon robot has attracted a lot of attention among international investors across the world. Thanks to the technology used in this robot, many international experts, especially Swiss experts from EPFL university of Lausanne have visited TUMS’ robotic laboratory which SINA Robot was born there. They have also sent some Swiss M.A student to TUMS in order to conduct their thesis and pass their residency period in a joint collaboration.
To follow the joint collaborations, one sample of this surgeon robot is going to be installed in the training center of Geneva Educational Hospital to teach robotic surgical techniques to Swiss students. In addition, Swiss specialists also are welcomed by TUMS to enable them how to work with this robot and learn the related the technical issues.