SARAS platform is designed to both complement any existing and future surgical robotic system (either teleoperated or not), and to be used alone for traditional laparoscopic operations performed in solo surgery mode.
The aim of SARAS is to decrease the cost per procedure, thus increasing the value of each surgical robot unit for hospitals that already have it.
The SARAS platforms will indeed increase surgeon awareness during laparoscopic operations, thanks to the information exchanged through the new generation multimodal user interface. Moreover, SARAS will pave the way to the creation of ad hoc training curricula for junior surgeons in standard and robotic laparoscopy and for senior surgeons in robotic laparoscopy
Working prototypes of the SARAS platforms will boost the creation of a European network for developing autonomous devices working with teleoperated robots.