June 5, 2015
Development of Two Therapeutic Support Systems Incorporating Robotic technology
with the Funding Program for Development and Testing of World-leading Medical Devices in Fukushima Prefecture
Olympus Corporation (President: Hiroyuki Sasa) today announced the development of the Multi-jointed Flexible Robotics System for Therapeutic Support with the Funding Program* for Development and Testing of World-leading Medical Devices in Fukushima Prefecture, and the successful completion of two prototypes (non-clinical use).
|* With the recovery of Fukushima Prefecture following the Great East Japan Earthquake and the accident at Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant as its primary objective, the Funding Program for Development and Testing of World-leading Medical Devices is a mechanism whereby the prefecture provides support for businesses engaged in the research and development or testing of medical devices such as surgical support robots that present development challenges in order to secure employment by further encouraging the prefecture’s medical and welfare device industry cluster. Olympus undertook the development described in this news release with assistance from Fukushima Prefecture via the program. Some research work was contracted to Professor Ichiro Sakuma of the Graduate School of Engineering, The University of Tokyo.
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