India’s first medical cobotics center will serve as a validation center for research results in healthcare robotics and digital health, as well as a technology-enabled medical simulation and training facility for young resident doctors.
The i-Hub Foundation for Cobotics (IHFC), the Indian Institute of Technology Delhi (IIT Delhi) Technology Innovation Hub (TIH) and Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology Delhi (IIITD) on Wednesday conducted an IHUB. IIIT- Establishment of India’s first Medical Cobotics Center (MCC) at Delhi.
Former DST Secretary Prof. Ashutosh Sharma and NM-ICPS, DST Mission Director Dr. It was held in the presence of KR Murali Mohan.
The Medical Cobotics Center (MCC) will be a technology-enabled medical simulation and training facility for young residential doctors and will serve as a validation center for research results in healthcare robotics and digital health. The center will provide training facilities to other healthcare professionals, paramedical staff, technicians, engineers and researchers.
TIHs are funded under the Department of Science and Technology (DST), National Mission on Interdisciplinary Cyber-Physical Systems (NM-ICPS), Government of India.
On behalf of iHub Feelings, Prof. Pushpendra Singh, Project Director, IITD, TIH, and Mukesh Malhotra, CEO, IIT Delhi, expressed their pleasure at setting up this prestigious center on its campus with TIH, i.e. IHFC. And we hope to make this joint center a center of excellence. According to them, MCC will build strategic partnerships with companies, conduct expert-led research and work towards commercialization of technology.
Training programs will be designed mainly in consultation with leading doctors / specialists from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) New Delhi, Jodhpur and other reputed medical colleges. They will be listed as guest faculty for the same management. Training programs will be at multiple levels (basic / advanced) and group-specific such as urology, neurology, laparoscopy, and others but are initially limited to minimally invasive surgery.
The first batch of trainees is planned to be included in April / May 2022 with some basic training simulators, which are widely available in the open market, where the next stage will include advanced surgical robots. The MCC is expected to meet the demand of medical colleges in the Delhi NCR region and this activity is in line with the National Education Policy for Medical subjects.