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neuromate® robotic system for stereotactic neurosurgery

The neuromate system offers you the possibility to develop innovative and productive ways of working.

What can the neuromate robot be used for?

neuromate robot with laser tool

The neuromate stereotactic robot provides a platform solution for a broad range of functional neurosurgical procedures. It has been used in thousands of electrode implantation procedures for deep brain stimulation (DBS), and stereoelectroencephalography (SEEG), as well as stereotactic applications in neuroendoscopy, biopsy, and many other research applications.

Benefits of robotic neurosurgery

  • The neuromate robot provides consistent, rapid and precise targeting in stereotactic procedures.
  • The neuromate system is routinely used in most centres where it is in operation and has pride of place as the cornerstone of functional and stereotactic procedures.
  • The neuromate robot can be used with a stereotactic frame, or in frameless mode for reduced patient trauma. It is also compatible with procedures using both general and local anaesthesia.


Stereotactic workflow

Testimonials from neurosurgeons

The robot totally changes how we approach insertion of SEEG electrodes. It is noticeably faster and more accurate than the previous system. In addition, it allows us to plan trajectories previously impossible with a standard frame, making surgery safer and more accurate.

Prof. David Steven
Neurosurgeon
London Health Sciences Centre, Ontario, Canada

In SEEG we place up to 20 intracerebral electrodes in order to identify the epileptogenic zone and map eloquent structures. Thanks to the use of the neuromate system, every target can be reached with a combination of speed and submillimetric accuracy.

Dr. Francesco Cardinale
Neurosurgeon
Ospedale Niguarda Ca'Granda, Milan, Italy

Accessories and options

A wide range of options for the neuromate stereotactic surgical robot, including head holders, CT image localizers, frame attachments, remote controls and software.

Included in the neuromate system

neuromate: tool holder

Standard tool holder

This is a universal holder featuring a guide into which standard neurosurgical instruments such as drills, guide tubes, biopsy needles and catheters can be inserted.

neuromate laser tool holder


Laser tool holder

The laser tool is used to check the patient registration and to mark the entry points on the patient head before surgery. It is mounted on the neuromate arm in the same way as a standard tool holder.

neuromate: remote control

Remote control

The remote control enhances the safety of the robot, by enabling the control of the robot to be placed in the hands of the user. With the endoscopy option, the remote control allows surgeons to navigate the robotic arm within a volume pre-defined during the planning process.

neuroinspire - planning screenshot (V4)

Planning software

The neuromate system is supplied with neurosurgical planning software. This software is also designed to control the neuromate robot during surgery.

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Frameless options 1

neurolocate with laser tool holder

neurolocate™ registration

The neurolocate patient registration module connects to the neuromate laser tool and enables intra-operative X-ray/CT registration, without the need for bone or skin anchored fiducials. 

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neuromate: ultrasound registration tool holder

Ultrasound registration

Registration with ultrasound technology allows intraoperative patient registration without the need for additional imaging technology on the day of surgery.

neuromate: head holder

Head holder and attachments

This is composed of a half-ring, six pins and a clip to fix the half-ring onto the attachment. The head holder must be fixed to the base of the neuromate.

Frame based options

neuromate:frame adaptor

Frame attachment

This part is designed to fix your usual stereotactic frame to the neuromate. Models exist for different types of stereotactic frame.

Consumables

neuromate stereotactic robot with sterile drape

Sterile drapes

To ensure a sterile environment, surgical drapes are available for both the remote control and the robotic arm.

Endoscopic option1

neuromate: endoscopic tool holder

Endoscopic module

A specific instrument holder has been designed to receive most types of endoscope. The robotic arm movements in endoscopic mode are piloted with the remote control. The arm speed is reduced to avoid damage to the cerebral tissues .


Other stereotactic adaptations

We are aware that technical requirements in the neurosurgical operating room are changing fast. If you plan to acquire or are using new technologies, our engineering team is ready to work with you to integrate these into your neuromate surgical procedure.

Please contact your local sales team to find out how we can help you.

1Please note that not all Renishaw products, their fields of application, relative accessories or combination thereof, are available in all countries.

Related publications

If you would like to find out more about our products used in a range of stereotactic procedures, please see our list of peer-reviewed articles.