EndoAssist is a robotic camera-holding device controlled by the operator's head movements. Operations on forty-nine patients undergoing laparoscopic surgery were made using the robotic assistant. The aim of our project was to find out how using an EndoAssist-robot influences the operating times in contrast to using human assistant. A further aim was to collect the surgeons' experiences of using the robot. In this paper we describe the results of our project.
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