September 30, 2019
CMR Surgical launches #RoboticsRedefined campaign
September 30, 2019
CMR Surgical launches #RoboticsRedefined campaign

The campaign, adopting a light-hearted twist aims to challenge a common perception that surgical robots are not portable.

CMR Surgical

Sarah Ghabina

Communications Lead

T: +44 7749 432373

CMR Surgical Ltd today announced the launch of #RoboticsRedefined, a campaign designed to challenge perceptions around the lack on the portability of surgical robots. The campaign has been launched to coincide with Société Internationale de Chirurgie (SIC) Congress taking place on the 5th – 8th October 2019 in Bologna, Italy.

The expectation held amongst many surgeons is that a surgical robot occupies the operating room and stays there. Maximising hospital capacity is very important and many hospitals cannot afford for a surgical robot to occupy the operating room. CMR Surgical strongly believes this needs to change.

The #RoboticsRedefined campaign shows the portability of Versius with its modular design such that each individual arm (each with a footprint of just 38cm x 38cm) can be positioned as the surgeon sees fit around the operating table. This allows ease of movement between different operating theatres and even between hospitals.

Portability is important because it enables surgical robotics to be used to their full potential by fitting in within the surgical workflow. Portability also enables accessibility, an important mission of CMR Surgical striving to bring minimal access surgery to all.

“I love the #RoboticsRedefined campaign – it is different and reflects our culture of having a bit of fun while telling a very serious message. A surgical robot should work around the hospital and surgeon, not the other way around. Versius is small and portable and designed to be kept busy, which we know hospitals need. We want to make surgical robotics accessible for all and the design of Versius is intended to do just that”, said Martin Frost, Chief Executive Officer, CMR Surgical.

The #RoboticsRedefined campaign sees Versius travelling in a Mini Cooper around Cambridge to demonstrate ease of portability. This is the beginning of a campaign demonstrating the potential of Versius.

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