Robotic Microsurgery Mechanical System (People (Doctors and Surgeons (The…
Clean workplaces would mean this machine would be constantly getting cleaned reducing the weathering effect. The cleanliness of the workplace would be the responsibility of the staff. as such incompetent staff cleaning the area may result in a much quicker weathering process.
The machine being located in the specialised operating theaters would mean that only people with specialised clearance and training would be allowed access to the machine. This would in turn reduce the number of incidents due to lack of experience and training.
Doctors and Surgeons
The doctors that are present at or perform the surgeries in mention will not only have to be able to do the surgery by hand if the need arises but also be more than capable of completing the surgery using the machine, this would require more training and the simulators to go along with the training making the process costly. The effect of an inadequately trained doctor could result in the surgery being performed incorrectly and this can lead to further complications for the patient.
Programming of this machine would be just as important as the operator. If the machine was inadequately programmed it would be inaccurate and defeat the purpose of the machine being present at all. To get over this hurdle programmers would have to be highly trained this would however in turn raise the cost of having such a machine operational in hospitals.
Controllers of such a machine would have to be doctors. This would mean that the doctors and surgeons that previously studied specifically for the role of micro surgeon will now have to study not only for that qualification but also to become adept operators of this type of machinery. An inadequately trained operator of the machine could lead to the surgery being performed to sub minimal standard which can leave patients experiencing post-op problems.
The manufacturing of this machine would have to be of exceptional quality as with any machine used in the medical field, however the manufacturing of this machine in particular would contain the makings of fine details in order to assure accuracy of the instruments. If when in the manufacturing process the the manufacturers themselves are not capable of maintaining the finer details it would affect the overall efficiency and accuracy of the machine in its operation. Thus manufacturers require extensive training and skill in to maintain the quality of detail and craftsman ship needed to manufacture a machine of this caliber.
The mechanics of this machine would have to be finely detailed in ordered to maintain the accuracy needed to complete the surgeries in which the machine will be taking part. If the mechanical parts are not constructed with the correct detail the machine will not operate with the maximum amount of efficiency and accuracy possible.
Foundations and structure
The arms on such a robot would have to be strong enough to apply the pressure and strength needed to complete tough surgeries, yet stable enough to hold fine instruments steadier than the human hand and complete the finest of surgeries such as keyhole. If the robot was constructed with out this stability could cause the poor alignment of an instrument and when completing surgeries involving nerves and other fine organs this can mean the difference between success and failure
This machine would be heavy and as such the platform providing the base of support for the robot would have to be strong enough to hold such a weight without overbalancing but forgiving enough to neutralise any vibrations coming through the floor or into the theater in general. This is because any vibrations created by someone in the room could knock the alignment of an instrument and in fine surgeries this can mean the difference between success or failure with catastrophic effect
Power to this machine would have to be reliable and constant. If such a machine had an unreliable and inconstant power source it would have a risk of suffering from loss of power or power surges. If this were to happen in the middle of an operation it could mean that the patient could suffer from blood loss or other negative affects. The access to the reliable power source would be left up to the hospital staff, and as such they can be held responsible if such an event as loss of power effects the machine.
The parts of the robot performing the surgery would have to be so finely detailed in order to ensure accuracy.
Such a machine would be expensive to create and run and as such there would be a limited source of them.
Expenses would not just include that of maintaining, production and powering; they would also include such costs as that to employ the specialist need to oversee such an operation and to program a machine of this caliber