Robot - doctor's slave or patient's hero? In the title only the word robot has a Slavic pedigree. The clash of Japanese kaizen (methods of improving, optimizing product creation management) with Latin medicine is a clear demonstration of the dispute between tradition and modernity, prudence and fast medicine, the practice of wisdom (philosophy) and the practice of making profit (market). We need to find where Manis (where he is to be), good, valuable life, the joy of the existence of "I"and the development of the community "We".
The key to modern medicine is the increase in productivity. It cannot be done without automation and robotics – from decision-making processes to therapy and rehabilitation.
Due to demographic threats, an important advantage of using robots is the reduction of employment requirements – both regarding the number and skills or education. After telecommunications progress – sending information at a distance, it is time for long-distance trans- mission of ACTION. Robots are necessary for this.
The segment of medical robot systems (in market analyses) is divided into surgical robotic systems, rehabilitation robots, non-invasive radiosurgical robots, hospital and pharmacy robots, and other medical robotic systems.
Clinical advances are undeniable proof of the practical utility of robots. Today, we can no longer imagine diagnostics without computed tomography (a diagnostic robot) or robotic radiotherapy (precise and safe both for the patient and medical personnel). Surgical robots are a way to introduce standardization and to reduce invasiveness, while ensuring proper operation safety. Number of operations performed with the robot is growing (currently it is more 1 million operations per year). However, heart and cardiac surgery are still an unfinished challenge. We hope that our work in Poland on the Robin Heart robot will contribute to this goal.
In Europe, we can produce robots and we know what to use them for. The time has come to focus more on medical applications. Digital Innovation Hub Robotics in Healthcare HERO offers financial and competence support for medically robotic SMEs. Let's take this chance.
I don't know if men come from Mars, especially women - from Venus, but I know that robots come from Earth - so let's do Robots, wisely and efficiently, or a better Human future.
Session Leader: Zbigniew Nawrat
Foundation for the Development of Cardiac Surgery, MedSilesia
30 years ago he was admitted to the Department of Cardiac Surgery by prof. Zbigniew Religa, where he created the foundations of the Polish artificial heart (together with engineer Roman Kustosz). In 2018, he returned to the Department of Biophysics of the Medical University of Silesia (SUM).