November 5, 2012
Bertin Nahum, from Benin, born in Senegal and a French citizen too, has created a robot called Rosa™ that assists surgeons with brain surgery. He started his company (Medtech SAS) that conceives surgical robots in 2002. In his mind, robots are one of the best means to help surgeons perform their tasks efficiently and with precision. He is a graduate of The National Institute of Applied Sciences (INSA Lyon, France) and holds a Master of Science in Robotics from Coventry University (England).
“Prior to founding Medtech, Bertin Nahum enjoyed a decade working for leading companies where he developed robot-assisted solutions for surgery including Computer Motion Inc. (cardiac surgery, urology…), Integrated Surgical Systems Inc. (orthopedic surgery) and IMMI SA (neurosurgery).”
Bertin Nahum first invented a robot called BRIGIT™ that assists doctors with orthopedic surgery in providing mechanical support for sawing bones with an arm that guides the surgeon and helps him make precise cuts. Zimmer Inc., the world leader in orthopedic surgery, acquired the patent portfolio from Medtech in 2006.
In 2010, he created ROSA™, a robot with a robotic arm that can help surgeon perform delicate brain operations. User-friendly and accurate, ROSA™ is now used in hospitals around the world for brain surgery.
Thanks to ROSA™, Bertin Nahum has been ranked 4th Most Revolutionary High-Tech Entrepreneur in the world by Discovery Series in 2012.
Sources and Images: Medtech
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