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ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System Makes ISHRS Debut at 2018 World Congress

ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System Makes ISHRS Debut at 2018 World Congress

ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System Makes ISHRS Debut at 2018 World Congress

Restoration Robotics, Inc, the global leader in robotic hair restoration, announced that the new ARTAS iX™ Robotic System for Hair Transplants made its debut at the 2018 World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgery (ISHRS) in Hollywood, Calif.

The ISHRS is a global non-profit medical association and the leading authority on hair loss treatment and restoration, with more than 1,200 members in 70 countries worldwide.

Highlighting its technological advancements, including compact size, user-friendly interface, and state of the art implantation functionality, Robert M. Bernstein, MD presented the ARTAS iX System to an audience of more than 550 physicians who specialize in hair restoration.

Dr. Bernstein offered step-by-step insight into the implantation process and explained the method of utilizing robotic-assisted technology for FUE procedures.

“This system has successfully automated three of the four aspects of hair transplant surgery,” Dr. Bernstein said. “One of the major advancements that set the ARTAS iX apart from its predecessors is its implantation process.

Surgeries are now less time-consuming and more precise.  This new mechanism further alleviates some of the more meticulous and variable aspects of the FUE surgery.”

“This year’s ISHRS World Congress, held in Hollywood, provided an ideal opportunity to engage our highest priority constituency – U.S. based physicians who focus specifically on hair restoration,” commented Ryan Rhodes, CEO of Restoration Robotics. “We believe that presentations such as this, which provide interested physicians with insight into benefits of using the ARTAS iX System from a clinical and practice perspective, are invaluable.”

For more information on the ARTAS iX Robotic Hair Restoration System, please visit https://artas.com

About Restoration Robotics

Restoration Robotics, Inc., is a medical device company developing and commercializing the ARTAS® and ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System.

The ARTAS Systems are the first and only physician-assisted systems to dissect and assist in the harvesting of follicular units directly from the scalp, create recipient implant sites using proprietary algorithms and simultaneously implant the hair follicles into the designated sites. The Company has unique expertise in machine vision, image guidance, visual servoing, and robotics, as well as developing intuitive interfaces to manage these technologies.

ARTAS iX™ Robotic Hair Restoration System Makes ISHRS Debut at 2018 World Congress

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Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

Robert M. Bernstein, MD, FAAD, introduced the Robotic Implantation of Follicular Unit Grafts at the 26th World Congress of the International Society of Hair Restoration Surgeons (ISHRS).

To the audience of over 550 hair restoration surgeons, Dr. Bernstein explained how this new robotic capability can help the physician make the hair transplant procedure even more accurate and precise, while further reducing the variabilities brought on by human error and physician fatigue.

After years of development, this innovation of the ARTAS Robotic System, called ARTAS iX, has recently been cleared by the FDA for implantation. It builds upon the technology of the first nine iterations of the ARTAS System and adds implantation as a significant functionality. With this system, the physician inputs the surgical plan into the computer and the robot automatically carries out the incision and mechanical graft insertion.

This latest advance allows three of the four mechanical steps of a hair transplant procedure; harvesting, recipient site creation and now implantation to be automated.

Harvested grafts are loaded, 25 at a time, into rectangular cartridges. The cartridges are then inserted into the firing arm of the robot. The physician adjusts for density, direction, and depth of the incision, as well as the depth of graft implantation. The system currently can implant up to 500 grafts per hour.

Dr. Bernstein said: “One of the main advantages of using cartridges with robotic implantation over manual techniques is that there is much less risk of crush injury to the grafts.”

During manual implantation, the grafts are generally grasped by the bulb, or just below the sebaceous glands, and then dragged into the incision risking considerable damage in the process.

In contrast, in robotic procedures, a cartridge is loaded by grasping the graft at the top and then gently placing it into the cartridge channel. By avoiding the lower portion of the follicles, this system eliminates unnecessary injury to the growth centers of the transplanted hair.

With robotic implantation, the physician creates a digital recipient site plan that is communicated directly into the robot’s computer. This includes the size, distribution, density, direction and angle of the sites. Once the system is positioned over the patient’s scalp, the cartridge is loaded into the arm mechanism and implantation begins.

As with all hair transplant surgery, the physician’s skill and judgement remain a critical aspect of the procedure. But, now that implantation can be performed robotically, the ARTAS robotic system is an even more powerful tool for the hair transplant surgeon when performing the more labor-intensive aspects of the process.

About Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration

Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, founded by Dr. Bernstein in 2005, is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in men and women using the most advanced technologies.

In 2011, Bernstein Medical became one of the first physicians worldwide to use the image-guided, computer-driven technology of the ARTAS Robotic System in clinical practice. Bernstein Medical is a beta-testing site for the study of new product features and enhancements in the robot. The state-of-the-art facility is in midtown, New York City, where Dr. Bernstein and Dr. Shaver treat hair loss patients from around the globe.

Robot Can Now Perform Implantation Step of a Hair Transplant

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Major Upgrade to Artas Robotic Hair Transplant System

ARTAS 9x, a major upgrade to the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System is introduced at Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration. Drs. Bernstein and Wolfeld publish a description of modifications and their benefits in the journal Hair Transplant Forum International.

Robert M. Bernstein, MD and Michael B. Wolfeld, MD of Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration have introduced ARTAS 9x, a major upgrade of the ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System.

Bernstein Medical became the first practice to perform surgery using the ARTAS Robotic System 9x. A corresponding article describing the latest modifications to the ARTAS robot was published in the industry journal Hair Transplant Forum International.

The ARTAS 9x system enables faster and more precise robotic hair transplant procedures.

Some of the benefits of the updated ARTAS system include greater range-of-motion of the robotic arm, newly designed needles for more accurate harvesting, improved optical system, simplified site making, smaller donor wounds, automatic scar detection, and a greater overall speed.

“The latest improvements extend the already substantial capabilities of the ARTAS Robot with improved accuracy, quicker donor healing, and a faster overall procedure.” ~ Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld

The article, published in the May/June issue of Hair Transplant Forum International, describes technical modifications to the robot and their benefits.

The article is titled, “What’s New in Robotic Hair Transplantation.”

ARTAS Robotic Hair Transplant System

The ARTAS Robot is a physician-assisted suite of hardware and software components, developed by Restoration Robotics, Inc., which automates key aspects of a surgical hair restoration procedure.

Using its three-dimensional optical system, the ARTAS System guides its robotic arm and surgical tools with microscopic precision.

By automating follicular unit graft harvesting and recipient site creation, the robot minimizes human error in Follicular Unit Extraction (FUE) hair transplants and allows for the maximum preservation of hair follicles in the transplant.

About Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration

Bernstein Medical – Center for Hair Restoration, founded by Dr. Bernstein in 2005, is dedicated to the diagnosis and treatment of hair loss in men and women using the most advanced technologies.

In 2011 it became one of the first worldwide to use the image-guided, computer-driven technology of the ARTAS Robotic System in clinical practice. Bernstein Medical is a beta-testing site for the study of new product features and enhancements in the robot.

The state-of–the-art facility is located in midtown Manhattan, New York City where Dr. Robert M. Bernstein and Dr. Michael B. Wolfeld treat patients from around the globe. The board-certified physicians and highly trained clinical staff at Bernstein Medical take pride in providing the highest level of care for hair loss patients.

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