Corindus Vascular Robotics: Focused on the heart
Corindus’s contender is the CorPath 200 device designed for percutaneous coronary interventions. The CorPath comes with a radiation-shielded “cockpit” for the surgeon.
The CorPath 200 is the “1st and only robotic-assisted procedure to allow for controlled placement of coronary guidewires and stent/balloon catheters from an optimized interventional cockpit.”
In using the system, the surgeon operates CorPath 200 from behind a radiation-shielded “cockpit.” Rather than standing over a patient while clad in a lead apron, the operator is seated behind an operating station, manipulating surgical tools with a series of touch-screen and joystick controls.
That reduces a physicians exposure to radiation while also providing a more comfortable and ergonomic experience, especially during long and complex procedures.
Video demonstration of the CorPath robotic surgery system