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Medical robotics: The journey from initial idea to finished product

Do you have a good idea for a robotic system and want to know how to turn it into a market-ready medical device? This white paper gives an overview of the essential requirements and development steps from the evaluation of the product idea to the CE mark.

It is a long road with numerous hurdles to take a medical robot from the initial idea to the certified product. To achieve this, some important questions must be answered, such as: What is the intended use? What is the legal framework? And what are the main risks? Which methods can be used to evaluate concepts, to develop prototypes and to verify the final product?

This whitepaper provides an overview of the essential steps required to turn a concept into a market-ready robotic healthcare solution and also shares some advice from daily development practice on how to implement these steps.