MST’s advanced image-based software empowers robotic surgery, enhancing performance and workflow efficiency to benefit patients, surgeons and healthcare providers. This is achieved by way of proprietary algorithmic architecture which provides intelligent scene cognition capabilities for autonomous powering of medical robots and computer-assisted surgery systems.
MST’s initial offering is AutoLap™, the only image-guided laparoscope positioning system. Powered by MST’s image-analysis software, AutoLap™ interacts with the surgeon’s movements and gestures, guiding the robotic laparoscope positioner in real time, offering the surgeon full and natural control of the surgical procedure.
AutoLap™ offers a variety of modes for surgeon interaction with the system which the surgeon can choose from according to the task at hand. The image-guided system interacts with the surgeon using a virtual screen overlay interface and disposable wireless user interface allowing the surgeon’s full control and seamless movement of the laparoscope to follow the surgical instrument’s movements within the surgical cavity.
Other features ensure that the surgeon is provided a stable and optimal image of the field of view throughout the procedure, such as:
Automatic zoom corrections that zoom in or out while maintaining camera focus on the area the surgeon is working on
Tissue collision warnings to prevent the camera from accidentally touching tissue, which causes smudging of the lens
Economically, AutoLap™ is a cost-saving surgical robotics system. The system does not require extensive training and is an open system which can be used with currently available surgical tools, OR imaging systems and equipment. The bed-mounted, compact system is easy to set up and can be easily transported in between ORs. Surgeries can be performed more naturally and efficiently by allowing the surgeon to keep full attention on the patient and task at hand without the need for working in unison with a human laparoscope holder or manually-operated devices.
FDA-cleared and CE marked, AutoLap™ is already being used in operating rooms in Europe and the United States.