His name is Thijs Meenink and he now has a bright future ahead of him. This is because of the innovation he has brought to eye surgery with his yet unbranded robot. The reason why this constitutes a game changer is the precision it allows eye surgeons to operate in.
If you’re wondering how it works, it’s actually patterned after a similar remote-controlled tool used in a different surgical theatre. The hi-tech part comes from the sheer sensitivity of the remote-controlled arms that reduce whatever faults a human hand can possibly have. In not so many words, it’s steadier.
The surgeon controls the two ‘arms’ and adjusts their movements through a 3D imaging screen. What makes this robot even more appealing is the ‘arms’ are modular systems that are designed to hold various tools according to what the surgeon requires.
While this new system has yet to be applied in the surgical profession, its creator is hard at work getting it ready for marketing. He believes that this Eindhoven system he has developed is going to make a splash.