KUKA at MEDICAL JAPAN 2018
At Japan’s largest trade fair for healthcare, KUKA is showcasing an LBR Med ultrasound demo. It represents a potential application in which a sensitive robot can assist a physician. Visit us from 21 to 23 February at the international trade fair for the medical sector at Intex Osaka in hall 5, booth 19-53.
January 24, 2018
LBR Med: robotic component used in medical application "Haptic Ultrasound"
MEDICAL JAPAN, consisting of seven specialized shows, covers all the products, services and technologies for healthcare, clinical testing, diagnostics and medicine. KUKA’s trade fair presence, as co-exhibitor on the pavilion of the Bavarian Ministry of Economic Affairs and Media, Energy and Technology, is focused on one robotic assistance system: an LBR Med ultrasound demo.
“Haptic Ultrasound” is a robot-based application for demonstration purposes. The robotic arm of the LBR Med – the world’s first robotic component certified for integration into a medical product – is equipped with an ultrasonic probe and performs exactly those motions specified by the fair visitor using a haptic input device. This allows visitors to feel the force feedback on a special phantom, which is used as a model. The ultrasound then generates images in real time, which are delivered to monitors. It can be seen at first hand by visitors at booth 19-53 in hall 5 from 21 to 23 February 2018. Of course, this is just one possibility of how the sensitive robotic component LBR Med can assist physicians in a medical application.