TMINI system is an exciting step forward in miniature robotics for Orthopaedics. Tim Frearson and Sandeep Chauhan will provide insights into how robotic assisted knee surgery is set to change and how technical challenges are addressed in bringing a new robotic system to market. They will discuss the advantages offered by TMINI system, the technology used and how it was integrated into a commercial product.
Tim is a Principal Consultant and Head of Electronics and Systems at Sagentia Innovation. He has a strong track record in the development and industrialisation of Medtech products, nine of which have been awarded international patents. A mechanical engineer by training, Tim has focused on medical device development for most of his career. Before joining Sagentia Innovation, he held in-house roles with several leading infusion pump companies, and whilst at Sagentia Innovation, he has been focused on robotic-assisted surgery. In addition to his core mechanical engineering capabilities, Tim is highly skilled at project management and process optimisation, making him an effective team leader.
Mr. Sandeep Chauhan MBBS, FRCS (Orth)
Mr. Sandeep Chauhan is a Consultant Orthopedic Surgeon based in the UK with a specialist interest in knee replacement surgery. Mr. Chauhan currently practices at Montefiore Hospital in Brighton and is also Co-Founder and Chief Executive Officer at Definition Health. Mr. Chauhan was trained in London and completed clinical fellowships at University of Birmingham, Alabama, USA and Royal Perth Hospital, Australia. He has expertise in computer assisted surgery and minimally invasive (MIS) techniques and lectures both nationally and internationally on various aspects of knee surgery. He is a member of the British OrthopaedicAssociation (BOA) and has been awarded the Presidential Medal from the British Association of Knee Surgery (BASK).
Joel Zuhars – Vice President Research & Development</strong>
Joel has extensive knowledge and experience with the highest expertise in surgical robotics. Prior to rejoining THINK Surgical, Mr. Zuhars gained decades of engineering experience with a number of global medical device manufacturers including Zimmer and General Electric. Mr. Zuhars has actively participated in the AAMI robotics committee and has served on the international standards committee for a new medical robotics standard (80601-2-77). Joel was a founding member of the team that was awarded the Computerworld Smithsonian Award for Arts and Science for Medicine in 1992 for the original ROBODOC system. Joel holds a MS in Electrical and Computer Engineering from University of California at Davis and BS in Electrical Engineering/Computer Science from Washington University in St. Louis.
Lowther Room 13:00 -14:00