Setting a new standard for Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation
with collaborative robotics

 

Axilum Robotics TMS-Cobot is intended to control the positioning, the orientation and the contact of a compatible TMS coil under the supervision of an optical tracking system (no MRI) or a compatible neuronavigation system (MRI)

 

Axilum Robotics TMS-Cobot
Optical Tracking System
or compatible Neuronavigator
Treatment chair Axilum Robotics TMS-Cobot Compatible Coil and Stimulator

Key features

  • Collaborative robotics « cobot » technology (safety)
    Such technology provides intrinsic safety features through a collision detection mechanism at each joint level, allowing close collaboration with human beings.  Movements of the robotic arm can be either automated or manually directed by the user having activated a so-called free-drive mode
  • Keeps the position and the orientation of the TMS coil during the session (optical tracking of markers on the head)
  • Compensates for potential head motion during the TMS session
  • Ensures permanent contact between coil and head (integrated pressure sensor)
  • Compatible with any chair
  • Lightweight and highly mobile : Can easily be moved on its wheels
  • Ergonomy : When piloted by a compatible neuronavigation system, the operator controls TMS-Cobot from the graphical user interface of the neuronavigator
    When piloted by Axilum Robotics optical Tracking System, the operator controls TMS-Cobot from a control panel placed on the cart

Key advantages

  • Improves accuracy and repeatability
    Accuracy of the robotic arm is below 2 mm
  • Delivers the operator from a repetitive, painful and and time consuming task
    Once the session launched, minimal attention of the operator is requested to ensure appropriate position, orientation and contact of the coil on the head

Compatibility

  • TMS-Cobot can position selected cooled coils from Magstim, MagVenture, Mag&More
  • TMS-Cobot can be piloted by compatible neuro-navigators from Localite, Rogue Research/Brainsight, Syneika and by Axilum Robotics optical tracking system (no MRI)

Dimensions and Weight

TMS-Cobot fits to any space and enters into most elevators thanks to its practical dimensions and light weight.

  • Height with arm : (H) 1770 mm
  • Base dimensions : (L x W)1111 x 650 mm
  • Weight : 143 kg

Regulatory information

TMS-Cobot is not CE marked and not FDA cleared.

Comparison between TMS-Cobot and TMS-Robot

 

Features

TMS-Robot

TMS-Cobot

 Compatible with 3 brands of stimulator and rTMS coils
 Piloted by 3 brands of compatible neuro-navigator (MRI guidance)

(option 1)
 Piloted by tracking system (No MRI)

(option 2)
 Integrated patient seat
 with electric adjustment Compatible with any treatment chair
 Coil guidance
Robotized  Robotized
+ manual pre-positionning
 Working space

Hemi-spherical

½ Hemi-spherical
 Head motion tracking
 
 Coil contact sensor
 
 Safety
 
(by design)
 
(collaborative robot)
 Accuracy
 1 mm (ref space of NN)  < 2 mm (arm accuracy)
 Repeatability
 0,1 mm < 2 mm
Regulatory status
CE Class IIa,
Health Canada licence
Non CE marked,
Non FDA cleared