In the future, it may not be a doctor, but a medical robot. The author learned from the "Second International Medical Robot Innovation Development Forum" held on the 26th that at present, there are many types of medical robots that are "on the job" in major hospitals around the world, giving patients small surgical wounds and less bleeding. , and reduce the recovery cycle and many other gospels. According to Swiss bank forecasts, by 2022, there will be about 7,000 types of medical robots worldwide.
This year's Innovation and Development Forum focuses on the strategy and path of medical robot innovation-driven development, and invites well-known experts, scholars and enterprises from home and abroad to come together to discuss the innovative development of medical robots.
Stefan Weber, director of the Center for Biomedical Engineering Research at the University of Bern, Switzerland, said in a speech that we see today that medical robots bring many benefits to patients, such as smaller surgical wounds, reduced hospital stays, reduced recovery cycles, and less patient tolerance. Pain, reduced bleeding, etc. He believes that medical robots have broad commercial value and prospects. According to the Swiss bank's forecast, by 2022, there will be about 7,000 types of medical robots, which will be installed in major hospitals around the world. In addition, according to Boston Consulting estimates, the global medical robot market will reach $11.4 billion by 2020.
What is the current use of medical robots in China? Tian Wei, Dean of Beijing Jishuitan Hospital, told the forum about the application of the Tianji orthopedic surgery robot independently developed by China in the orthopedic surgery of Jishuitan Hospital. “For example, thoracic and lumbar vertebral bone surgery used to rely on the skills and experience of doctors to make the operation more precise. But with the use of medical robots, the accuracy can be doubled. Although it may only improve the accuracy of 1 mm, it is for the patient. The benefits are great. At the same time, medical robots can make the surgery more minimally invasive and less bleeding." Tian Wei said that there are more than 50 Scorpio orthopedic robots in major hospitals in China. 80 units are about to enter major hospitals.
According to the International Federation of Robotics (IFR) classification, medical robots can be divided into four categories: surgical robots, rehabilitation robots, auxiliary robots and service robots. At present, the industrialization of surgical robots and exoskeleton robots is relatively complete internationally.