Compared with the significant role of industrial robots in promoting the manufacturing and warehousing industries, the improvement of the quality of human life by service robots has just started, and the role of medical robots in promoting human health and medical services has become increasingly prominent. Applications in the field are at a turning point, especially in the field of telediagnosis, which has grown rapidly in recent years.
Due to the unbalanced distribution of medical resources in my country, the phenomenon of cross-regional medical treatment in different places is very obvious. This not only increases the difficulty and cost of medical treatment, but also reduces the technical level of grassroots medical institutions due to unreasonable flow directions, and the medical advantages of large hospitals cannot be obtained. Utilization has virtually wasted medical resources. Especially for common diseases such as fractures, remote diagnosis and remote surgery can make full use of reasonable medical resources to solve the problem of difficult and expensive treatment for patients. In response to this, my country is building a demonstration scenario for the application of 5G remote orthopedic surgery robots to explore an economical, effective and safe remote diagnosis and treatment model for orthopedic surgery robots.
According to statistics from ChinaRobot.com, last year there were more than 30 financings in the domestic surgical robot industry, covering companies such as Beijing Shurui Technology Co., Ltd. (hereinafter referred to as Shurui), Jingfeng Medical, and Lancet Robotics. 3 billion yuan.
“In the field of high-end medical equipment, capital and technology are accelerators for each other.” Qi Peng told Jiemian News.
“Although many medical device companies have invested money in research and development of products, some companies mainly imitate the concepts and technologies that have been proposed for many years abroad, and lack the core technology of independent research and development.” Qi Peng pointed out to Jiemian News. At the same time, because the products cannot be used in hospitals Large utility, related medical equipment is priced too expensive, the product cannot be sold, and ultimately the performance in the capital market is not good.
Intervening in medical equipment at the national level will help regulate the domestic market, and promote the medical robot industry to avoid the crowded phenomenon of the industrial robot track and move towards a reasonable and regular development direction. The research and development of domestic medical robots can draw on their own scientific research advantages, absorb advanced experience, and stand on the shoulders of giants. As long as the technology is profound enough, they will not worry about the market.
In recent years, the global medical robot market has grown rapidly, among which surgical robots have the largest scale and rehabilitation robots have the fastest growth rate. Exoskeleton robots in subdivided fields will usher in explosive growth. high growth rate. In 2021, the global medical robot market is expected to reach 20.7 billion US dollars.
It is understood that the research on rehabilitation robots started in the 1980s and entered a period of comprehensive development after 1990. Among them, the earliest commercialized rehabilitation robot was Handy 1 developed by the British Mike Topping company in 1987. It has 5 degrees of freedom and can help disabled people eat at the height of the table. At present, traction-type and suspension-type rehabilitation robots with multiple functions, high degree of automation, and multiple degrees of freedom are widely used in rehabilitation nursing, artificial limbs and rehabilitation therapy.
In recent years, surgical operations have become increasingly minimally invasive and precise. Compared with traditional surgical models, surgical robots are often used to operate in a small surgical space to achieve precise control.
In orthopedics, surgical robots can build 3D models based on medical images, and after coordinate system registration with actual lesions and surgical tools, they can assist doctors in navigating surgical treatments, plan surgical paths more quickly and accurately, and improve safety and surgical efficiency. Traditional orthopedic surgery mostly relies on doctors to make calculations in their minds based on patients’ CT images and practical experience. In early spinal surgery, positioning and operation depended on the doctor’s experience and hand feeling, which sometimes accidentally injured nerves. Surgical robots not only reduced surgical trauma, but also greatly improved accuracy.
Domestic surgical robot companies are in the process of rapid incubation and growth. The surgical robot industry, which is still in its early stages of development, still has high technology, R&D and time costs, and cannot do without the support of policies and capital. Relevant enterprises should seize the opportunity of the national policy to support the industry and strive to solve the problems faced in the current development.
“Surgical robots have broken through the problems of limited field of view and operational accuracy. In fact, they are extensions of the orthopedic surgeon’s brain, eyes, and hands, allowing doctors to realize their ideal surgical plans. The accuracy of surgery has been improved to the millimeter level, which has greatly improved surgical safety.”