Axilum Robotics TMS-Robot is the first robot developed specifically to assist researchers and health care professionals for the positioning of a Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation coil. It includes a 7 degree-of-freedom robotic arm and a 2 degree-of-freedom, computer-controlled patient seat.
Axilum Robotics TMS-Robot, in combination with a compatible neuronavigation system and a compatible coil connected to its own stimulator, allows the automatic execution of an image guided TMS session planned in advance. Once the stimulation targets and coil self-rotation have been defined in the neuronavigation system, Axilum Robotics TMS-Robot positions the coil tangentially at these targets, ensures contact between coil and head, and compensates for any head movements during the session, keeping the coil position and orientation with respect to the brain.
The original, patented, hemispherical architecture of the robotic arm allows the positioning of the coil’s stimulation hot spot around a hemisphere. This architecture enables access to all stimulation areas while the head is located inside the work hemisphere. The computer-controlled patient seat facilitates the adjustment of the patient head inside the workspace.
Accuracy and Repeatability
Axilum Robotics TMS-Robot offers improved accuracy. The robotic arm and the patient seat include 9 high-precision position sensors that allow to measure and repeat any desired configuration of the coil with respect to the brain.
Coil Orientation Control