The First Autonomous Neurosurgical Navigation Robot

NaoTrac, the Neurosurgical Navigation Robot, merges high-precision technology and surgeons’ experience to improve accuracy and outcome by streamlining surgical procedures and improving the learning curve equipped with Al, Machine Vision, and Robot-Assisted Surgery. Surgical navigation with non-contact registration, preoperating planning preparation, and choosing the surgery pathway with a 3D vision for precise anatomical location. The unique autonomous procedure allows the surgeon to plan and let NaoTrac act as his assistant.

*NaoTrac is now under the process of CE mark application and has not been cleared by FDA.

NaoTrac Robotic Technology

NaoTrac is the first Autonomous Neurosurgical Navigation Robot, which was developed by the Brain Navi team. The main goal of innovating NaoTrac is to assist the surgeon in having an alternative neurosurgery assistant for high precision. NaoTrac received more than 18 patents in technology, innovation awards, and currently in clinical trials.

ROBOTIC

Robot-assisted Neurosugery

ROBOTIC

Robot-assisted Neurosugery
  • The robot’s arm automatically inserts the tools to the exact pre-defined position of the lesion
  • INTELLIGENT

    Instrument Recognition

    INTELLIGENT

    Instrument Recognition
  • Accurately registers the spatial information of a common surgical instruments
  • Precise real-time 3D trace of the registered surgical instrument with the movement of the robotic arm
  • No need to measure manually surgical instruments manually
  • AUTOMATIC

    Surface Mapping Auto Registration Technology

    AUTOMATIC

    Surface Mapping Auto Registration Technology
  • It locates the patient and drives the robot to the best position for the acquisition of the patient's facial landmark
  • Matches the patient's face automatically, saving substantial time
  • "For the first time in 40 years, I crossed my arms during the procedure. "

    Professor Dr. Shinn Zong Lin

    Intended Use for Cranial Surgical Procedures

    Within the increasing demand for minimally invasive surgery, the neuro-navigation is a standard in neurosurgery worldwide. Nowadays, most of the navigation system uses the type of “vision-based optical tracking systems” during the registration step. Image-guided surgery is used for intra-operative navigation assistance for neurosurgical problems. However, it does require a specific space between the device cameras, the probe, and the microscope to remain unobstructed. Brain Navi Biotechnology innovated the “Autopilot” neurosurgical navigation robot, NaoTrac. With the combination of the robotic technology, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Vision, it can assist in the surgery like Biopsy, Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS), SEEG, endoscopic surgery, and EVD in the future.

    Human Clinical Trials

    On 7th November 2018, NaoTrac performed its First-in-Human trial at Hualien Tzu-Chi Medical Center performing external ventricular drainage (EVD) on a hydrocephalus patient. NaoTrac implemented the EVD tube in just seconds, and a post-operative CT showed the tube was placed in the exact location, which the surgeon had planned before the surgery. NaoTrac has completed 15 clinical trial cases in Taiwan medical center; all the results were good to perfect with high precision.

    Neurosurgeon Expert Feedback

    播放影音

    “Using NaoTrac to perform EVD reduces anesthesia time, but it also improves the patient’s well-being through less invasive interventions. Most importantly, it has increased the degree of accuracy of the surgery to 1mm to 2mm,” said Shinn-Zong Lin, M.D. PhD., Superintendent of Hualien Tzu-Chi Medical Center. Ph.D. Dr. Lin also mentioned that “In the fields of immunotherapy, cell transplant, microchip implantation, etc., a high degree of accuracy is required. Therefore, NaoTrac not only executes EVD or tumor resection, but it also has the potential to collaborate with further fields.”

    Patient devotion

    Brain Navi robotic surgery helps enhance preoperative accuracy and rapid recovery for patients.

    Patient

    NaoTrac’s machine vision can show the surgical pre-planning and the surgeon can explain what the post-operative effects will be.

    Surgeon

    Shorten the learning curves assists the experienced surgeon sharing by seeing the pre-planning data and the machine vision procedure.

    Hospital

    Using higher precision robotics increases a better patient outcome, enhancing patented care and the hospital’s reputation.

    High Tech

    Robotic assisted surgery allows hospitals and surgeons to focus on the patient.

    Join Brain Navi to bring neurosurgery to the next level

    Our mission is to develop innovative navigation and robotic techniques for surgeons to improve accuracy, streamline surgical procedures, and learning curves.

    Contact us to partner with us for clinical trials, channels distributions, research, or co-development of robotic medicine.

    Patient

    The surgeon usually explains the estimated post-operative result. However, so many uncertain elements are contained during the surgery and out of the plan. NaoTrac’s machine vision can show the surgical pre-planning and the surgeon can explain what the post-operative effects will be.   

    NaoTrac is accelerating the process and enhancing the accuracy of preoperative work, reducing anesthesia time, minimally invasive care, and ensuring rapid recovery. These are the most desirable treatment outcomes for both surgeons and patients. 

    Surgeon

    Experience inheritance is one of the main goals the Brain Navi team wishes to reach.  Mostly, a new surgeon needs years of internship, operation, and study to be mutual during the surgery. Shorten the learning curves assists the experienced surgeon sharing by seeing the pre-planning data and the machine vision procedure.  

    Hospital

    A good communication between the doctor and patient will lead to frequent quality information about the patient’s disease and better health care for the patient and their family. The doctor-patient relationship is a key driver of hospital outcomes; both in promoting desired results and in preventing adverse outcomes. 

    Using a higher precision medical device helps enhance the image of the hospital. With pre-planning analysis, the patient can understand the situation to lower and prevent misunderstandings and increasing the confidence, so does the surgeon.  

    High Tech

    Technology is connecting to the people. With the assist of high technology, both hospitals and surgeons could be more focused on communication with and studies of the patient. With the high tech medical device, the patient would feel more confident about the professionality and precision of the surgery.  

    Cookies

    By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.