The surgical console is a new design, which includes features such as force feedback and enhanced vision system, enabling easier control of instruments system functions. Other elements that make up the Amadeus Robotic Surgical System include multi articulating arms, communications, simulation systems and advanced instrumentation.
The Beta Console prototype was tested through task-based simulations and bench models that cover common robotic surgical maneuvers, such as clutch and camera movement for the surgeon to explore the functionality of the console. During the study, the Beta Console sub-systems, including the console workspace, graphical user interface (GUI), 3-D HD vision system, hand-grips, intelligent arm rest, camera, endoscope and haptics feedback, were reviewed as well.
John R. Valvo, M.D., F.A.C.S., director of Robotics, Division Head of Urology at Rochester General Hospital, commented that "Robotic surgery is really about information. This console allows the surgeon to be totally immersed in the most critical data to successfully navigate the operative experience more precisely and safely."
Hiep Nguyen, M.D., Associate Professor in Surgery (Urology) at Harvard Medical School and director of Robotic Surgery, Research and Training Center at Children's Hospital Boston, added, "The Titan robotic system addresses many of the limitations of current robotic systems and, in addition, provides novel technology such as haptic feedback. The Titan robotic system will allow more surgeons to utilize robotic surgery and, thus, will allow more patients to receive the benefits of minimally invasive surgery."