mikoto [Medical Simulator Robot]

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Development

Entrusted by the Tottori Prefecture Medical Device Development Support Business, “mikoto” was co-developed with Tottori University Hospital. The medical simulator robot that enabled the users to train three different procedures; tracheal intubation, endoscopy, and sputum suction, was put into production on March 2015.

With the advancement of medical treatment seen in the recent years, the procedures and operations performed by medical professionals have become much more complicated and diversified. In order to secure the quality and safety of medical techniques performed at medical, nursing, and nursing care scenes, acquisition of higher clinical skills and objective assessment have become essential for those health professionals, including students, doctors, and nurses. As a result, apart from the traditional classroom lectures, education involving practical trainings utilizing simulators has been drawing more and more attention.

In order to meet those needs, we developed a simulator with a realistic appearance, internal structure, and biological reaction to make the practical procedure as real as possible. The simulator will enable the users to repeatedly conduct trainings with a human-like touch, sense, and reaction which will ultimately improve medical techniques. It will also provide opportunities to evaluate newly developed equipment to provide more secure and safe medical care.

mikoto Lineup

mikoto multi-task model

Training three kinds of procedures with one robot

  • nasal / oral tracheal intubation
  • transnasal / peroral endoscopy
  • sputum suction
Note: The lower body is optional
■Size mm Robot / W480㎜ × L900㎜ × H280㎜
Cart / W620㎜ × L900㎜ × H1530㎜
■Material Skin / Silicone rubber
【Feature】
■Extremely human-like constructions and functions
Reproduction of wakeful and anesthesia state
Reproduction of rise of the chest
Opening and closing of esophageal inlet at the time of endoscopic insertion
Opening and closing of esophageal inlet by voice recognition
Function of inflating and deflating stomach by injection and absorption of air
■Human-like biological reaction
Representation of the reaction when an endoscope touches pharynx
Adjustment for the sensitivity of patient’s reflection and reaction with 10 steps
■Quantification of the burden on patients
Evaluation of the burden on patients by pressure,,
time, etc. at the time of endoscopic insertion
internal organs / functions
nasal cavity
oral cavity
pharyngolarynx
stomach
duodenum

mikoto single-task model

Exterior pursuing reality,
internal shaping

  • nasal / oral tracheal intubation
■Size mm W 280 x L 500 x H 260
■Material Skin / Silicone rubber
【Feature】
■Extremely human-like constructions
Realized feeling close to the actual procedure of laryngoscopy
Reflection of the anatomy
■Reproduction of many difficult cases in tracheal intubation
Restriction in mouth opening or retroflexion of the neck
Many types of internal structure
■Required procedures in clinical practice
Nasal / oral tracheal intubation
Confirmation of sniffing position
BURP training by reproducing thyroid cartilage
Training of the procedure of bag valve mask
Training of jaw thrust maneuver
Training of bronchoscopy (option)
internal organs / functions
nasal cavity
oral cavity
pharyngolarynx
bronchus (option)

Behind the naming of “Mikoto”

★ “mikoto (life)” … life, a given mission ★

  • ○ “A real reaction as if it has a life”
  • ○ Takes position as “A person with a mission (humanoid)”
  • *In this case mission stands for “Hands-on experience, development of doctors” etc.

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MICOTO Technology Inc.

2319-3 Hatagasaki, Yonago, Tottori Prefecture
683-0845
TEL: 0859-30-4275
FAX: 0859-30-4276

contact@micotech.jp