This unique, anthropomorphic technology facilitates the navigation of instruments inside the vascular system, making it possible to reproduce hand movements at any point (independent or simultaneous rotation and translation).
The right joystick alone enables the guidewire to be navigated into position.
The left joystick controls the catheter stent/balloon previously placed on the guide.
This intuitive control system allows physicians to easily familiarize themselves with it.
R-OneTM can be used to navigate the vascular system with extreme precision (to the millimeter). In addition to its anthropomorphic nature, replicating hand movements identically, R-OneTM offers a greater level of freedom of movement than a manual procedure (repeatability, continued rotation, one-handed guidance, etc.). This presents new movement possibilities for more complex procedures.
Robotic precision can optimize the placement of the treatment device (stent/balloon) and the effective covering of the lesion.
Locking the guidewire in the robotic unit ensures that it remains perfectly stable throughout the intervention and that access to the lesion is maintained during the procedure. This system significantly improves intervention conditions.
Thanks to the radiation-protected control unit, doctors can carry out interventions remotely. This means they are protected from x-rays, known to cause recognized occupational diseases such as cancer2. The intervention is carried out in a safe environment, with considerably reduced stress levels for physicians.
2 Brain and neck tumors among physicians performing interventional procedures (2013)
Procedures are carried out while seated at the radiation-protected control unit, significantly improving ergonomics and comfort for the physician.
R-OneTM has a universal architecture, making it compatible with all medical devices currently on the market1.
Its design means it can be adapted to any cath lab. It does not require any specific equipment or technical changes before installation (room dimensions, layout of components, type of flooring, etc.).
1 Guidewires and rapid exchange stent/balloon catheters
Establishments equipped with R-OneTM can position themselves as centers of excellence for interventional cardiology and attract top-level physicians.
Improved operating conditions for medical personnel, particularly thanks to protection from x-rays, will enable higher numbers of patients to be treated for indications requiring high levels of radiation.
In the long term, remote treatment of vascular emergencies (from an expert hospital center to another situated elsewhere) will mean all patients can be offered the best treatment as soon as possible.