Robot Needle Steering has the potential to increase needle control and decrease the likelihood of invasive wounds. Recent studies on robot guided needles show there are large advantages to be gained; however, there are also problems that must be worked…
Deam specializes in handheld, steerable laparoscopic instruments. Deam has developed and patented steering technology for instruments with unlimited DOF and is involved in the PITON project.
Headquartered in Berlin and Munich, Siemens is a German multinational electronics and engineering conglomerate that offers a variety of electronics-related and electrical engineering products and services.
Technobis is a company that assists other companies in completing difficult technological projects. From solar cell and medical solutions to life science solutions, Technobis is always there to help companies get the best fix for their technology problems.
TNO serves as the Dutch organization for applied science research. Science and Industry is a division of TNO, which is involved in Project Piton. The project is working on the development of a steerable robotic needle.