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$500 device has same functionality as a surgical robot

23-Feb-2017

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FlexDex Surgical instrument capable of making small incisions and stitching in the body.

Mounts to a surgeon’s arm and operates like an extension of the arm.

Traditional handheld laparoscopic tools have a limited range of motion move in the opposite direction to the surgeon’s hands.

Functions without a motor or computer chip.

Developed by researchers at the University of Michigan.

Video of device: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LxHEa9Wnwzg

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Company

Minimally invasive surgery medical device technology that provides high dexterity.

Academic

Pediatric Surgeon at the University of Michigan and founder at FlexDex Surgical.

Academic

Associate Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the University if Michigan and Founder at FlexDex Surgical.

Academia

Public Research university.