A new paper has been published on training with FreeHand with a group from the ICENI Centre, Colchester University Hospital and Anglia Ruskin University. It shows how quickly and easily competence to operate the device can be accomplished in a non-clinical situation with a group of 20 surgeons. At the conclusion of three short sets of exercises, 85% of users reported 'effective control of all movements' or 'competent intuitive movements' . In the final set of exercises, 95% of the surgeons completed them with a 'perfect' combination of head and foot movements.
Mohammed Sbaih, Thanjakumar H. A. Arulampalam & Roger W. Motson (2016): Rate of skill acquisition in the use of a robotic laparoscope holder (FreeHand®), Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies, DOI: 10.1080/13645706.2016.1182031
OR Productivity is delighted to announce that it has reached an agreement with Amdel Medical (www.amdelmedical.com) to distribute Mediflex Surgical Products (www.mediflex.com) as sub-distributor with immediate effect in the South East and South West of the UK. Under the terms of the agreement Mediflex Surgical Products will be sold alongside the FreeHand robot. This provides an extensive range of complementary products that enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of minimally invasive surgery, thereby allowing the UK sales and clinical specialists to provide a more complete offering to hospitals.
In the USA, the FreeHand robot is commercialised on an exclusive basis by Flexbar/Mediflex Surgical Products.
We are delighted to announce that Mr Tan Arulampalem has joined our Medical Advisory Board. Tan is a Consultant General Surgeon with an interest in Gastrointestinal and Laparoscopic Surgery at Colchester Hospital University NHS Foundation Trust.
He is Clinical Director of the ICENI Centre in Colchester and a Reader at Anglia Ruskin University. He is on the Council of the Association of Laparoscopic Surgeons of Great Britain and Ireland and on the Board of the International Society of Laparoscopic Colorectal Surgeons. He is active in research, teaching, training and has acted as a Medical Advisor to BBC Drama.
We will be on Stand 60 at the 2016 European Association for Endoscopic Surgery Congress in Amsterdam
Come and see the FreeHand System and understand why it should be the default standard of care for laparoscopic procedures
Also at the meeting surgeons from Colchester Hospital University Foundation Trust will be publishing a posters on the ease of training with FreeHand.
We are delighted to announce that we have signed an agreement with Getz Healthcare, part of the Getz Group of companies, who will be distributing FreeHand in Australia with immediate effect
We are pleased to announce a collaboration between Freehand 2010 Ltd and Asia Cardiovascular Products Limited who will work together to introduce and support the FreeHand technology in Asia.
Freehand will be exhibiting at the 2015 ALSGBI Annual Scientific Meeting at Southport
Jeremy Russell interviewed on Sky News Live
Ramsay Health Care UK and OR Productivity are pleased to announce the first national agreement for the provision of the FreeHand robotically controlled camera holder to be made available for minimally invasive (Keyhole) surgery throughout Ramsay hospitals in the UK.
OR Productivity will provide robotic arms to the hospitals together with a full training programme. This will be rolled out throughout their network of hospitals over the next twelve months.
The FreeHand robotic arm allows the surgeon to control the telescope and camera used in keyhole surgery by movements of his/her head. This gives the surgeon a very steady view, often removes the need to have an assistant holding the camera and has been shown to shorten the overall length of surgical procedures.
Charles Ranaboldo, Group Medical Director of Ramsay Healthcare and a lead practicing keyhole surgeon, commented ‘We are delighted to collaborate with ORP on this product which helps us to operate more efficiently, enabling us to deliver a better service and improve patient outcomes. Ramsay remains committed to utilising medical technology to enhance the service we offer to our patients.’
Jeremy Russell, CEO of OR Productivity stated ‘We are delighted to have such a collaboration with a world-class company such as Ramsay Health Care UK. We will be working hard to ensure that all the training and installation of units is completed in a timely manner and look forward to bring in other innovative and bring other cost-effective products to Ramsay Health Care in due course’
OR Productivity is the parent of Freehand 2010 Ltd
Freehand is pleased to announce that it has signed an exclusive agreement with Mediflex, Division of Flexbar Machine Corp., to distribute the FreeHand product in the USA.
The agreement includes a commitment to collaborate on the provision of clinical support in US hospitals
The website sevicing the United States market is coming soon