Whether surgical robots, mobile platforms in hospitals or robotic support in nursing and rehabilitation – with our system expertise and our interdisciplinary team of control engineers, software developers, system architects and mechatronics engineers, we develop complex algorithms and realize intelligent robotics and assistance systems.
Unlock the power of advanced robotics
Our roots in robotics run deep with nearly 30 years to our credit. Time in which we wrote millions of lines of code for robotic assistance systems. Whether surgical robots, mobile platforms, or robotic support in nursing and rehabilitation – our robotics team inspires with its firm grasp of methods and technology know-how for individual system solutions that master every move.
Asessing your idea for a product
Every successful product starts with a good idea. But before you can decide whether a good idea really has the potential to become a successful product, we need to ask a few key questions: What are the use cases of the medical robot and what are the main risks that will be arise in practical application? Let us partner up to pinpoint the requirements that matter most. Let us bring the system’s real-world users on board at the earliest opportunity. And let us help you with
Use cases and key requirements
Risk assessment support
Technical feasibility study
Conceptual/ technical system design
Initial usability studies
Standards-compliant system development
Increasingly complex systems, safety-relevant, elaborate control algorithms, human-robot interaction, and connectivity – robotics development certainly presents a labyrinth of challenges. Rise to these challenges with our support in the way of
Simulation systems, VR/AR, simulation environment for training
Support for service operations
Collaborative operating concepts
User interfaces, dialogue systems
Usability engineering (IEC62366)
Electronic components development, e.g. for motor control
Design and dimensioning of mechanical precision parts
Drives, sensors, housing, supporting structure
The journey from the initial idea for a robotic system to a final, approved product throws up numerous challenges along the way. If you can orchestrate quality assurance, risk management, and standards-compliant documentation so they all harmonize well, you will be able to tame the complexity of requirements and dependencies. And we are here to help you do that with our specialized technical skills and also with our deep insight into regulatory affairs, including
Control engineering, software development, control algorithms, electronics, mechanics, system modeling – our interdisciplinary team and our diverse skill-set enables us to view complex challenges from different perspectives and see the system as a whole.
Artificial intelligence harbors vast potential for medical applications. It can help detect and treat diseases at an early turn. Many new opportunities are also emerging in connection with robotics, for example, in the operating room. Smart assistance systems are finding their way into the surgical workflow. Image recognition and processing algorithms can serve to analyze the surgeon’s actions during operations, detect errors as they occur, and even prevent mistakes. A use case involving minimally invasive surgery shows that these systems can track objects as well as actors in real time.
Smart robotics and assistance systems From consulting and development to certification
Our efforts to develop medical and service robots, assistance systems, and other robotic systems date back to 1996. Drawing on this wealth of experience and expertise, we can quickly assess your ideas and put your vision for smart robots into practice. And our top priority has always been and will always be patient and user safety.
Medical robotics: The journey from inceptive idea to finished product
The use of robotic systems in healthcare will continue to expand in the years ahead, paving the way for groundbreaking new opportunities in medical technology that will benefit both medical practitioners and patients. This whitepaper provides an overview of the key requirements and development steps from the evaluation of the product idea to the CE mark.