50% of all surgeries will be robot assisted

L&T Technology Services Limited (LTTS), India’s leading pure-play engineering services company, expects almost 50% of all surgeries to be robot assisted by 2025, as an AI (Artificial Intelligence) makes robots precise enough to facilitate complex surgeries.

Experts in the field including Professor Kesh Kesavadas, Director of Health Care Engineering Systems Center at the University of Illinois and the inventor of RoSS Robotic Surgery Simulator, the world’s first stand-alone training system for da Vinci surgical system, and Dr. Ramalingam, Professor of Urology, PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore, expect the percentage of robot-assisted surgeries to jump to 50% by 2025 from around 10% today.

LTTS hosts symposium on future in medical robotics with University of Illinois, IISc Bangalore, KAIST Korea, PSG College of Technology and PSG Institute of Medical Science as participants.

The event was graced by prominent dignitaries and speakers in the field of Robotics, Clinical Robotics, Medicine & Healthcare and Medical Equipment from IIT Madras, IIT Delhi, IISc Bangalore, PSG Institute of Medical Science and Research, Coimbatore, PSG College of Technology, Navtat Solutions and Simulated Surgical Systems. The symposium was dedicated to discussing the possibilities and advancements in the field of Medical Robotics.

Abhishek Sinha, Chief Operating Officer and Member of the Board at L&T Technology Services said, “Technological disruption is transforming the development process across markets, promoting new levels of efficiency and creativity in the manufacture of healthcare products. It is also essential to connect with the leading lights of the academia to further the cause of healthcare to all. LTTS is proud to be a part of the technological shift that is transforming the medical and healthcare landscape.”

“Training surgeons to become proficient in the use of robots is a major challenge in India. Innovative low-cost training systems such as the Endo-Training kit and new VR/AR based training simulators such as RoSS promises to address the needs of the fast-growing clinical robotic sector,” said Professor Kesh Kesavadas of the University of Illinois.

 

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