Surgical Robotics Technology

Marion wins €630k bid to build a virtual reality surgical simulator for the “Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems” TREMIRS project


The “Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems (TREMIRS)” project aims to meet the needs of the Spanish Health System in minimally invasive surgery by developing innovative solutions in surgical robotics that improve the systems already on the market for their application in laparoscopic surgery and microsurgery.

TREMIRS focuses on improving the limitations of currently available surgical robotic systems for both laparoscopic and microsurgery, to offer a better service to the patient, better ergonomics for the surgeon and greater performance for the surgical team with the consequent improvement in the quality of the care provided.

Within the framework of its execution, after carrying out a Preliminary Market Consultation held by the Jesús Usón Minimally Invasive Surgery Centre in Cáceres (Spain) as coordinator of the project, the development of the portable training system for laparoscopic robotic surgery was awarded to Marion Immersive Ltd, for €630,872.73.

Marion Immersive has 15 months to build and deliver a portable virtual reality simulator and that can not only train surgeons on basic laparoscopic surgical tasks but can also be used for surgical rehearsal by allowing a surgeon to upload and practice patient specific cases. The system will be a platform and the first module that will be delivered as part of the collaboration project will be a simulated laparoscopic robotic radical nephrectomy procedure.

Marion is building the metaverse for surgical procedures. Their platform uses real patient data with proprietary haptics enable surgeons to learn, collaborate, practice and share procedures in a realistic, safe, cloud hosted environment.

The “Minimally Invasive Robotic Surgery Systems (TREMIRS)” project, REFERENCE: CPI-2019-33-1-TRE-14, in the framework of the Line for the Promotion of Innovation from the Demand for the Public Purchase of Innovation (FID-CPI Line) of the Spanish Ministry of Science and Innovation and a total budget of €7,345,300.00, has been co-funded (80%) by the European Regional Development Fund and co-funded (20%) by Consejería de Economía, Ciencia y Agenda Digital of the Extremadura Government.

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Source: Marion Surgical.

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