AOT’s Robotic Bone-Cutting Laser Cleared in Europe
Advanced Osteotomy Tools (AOT) has received the CE mark for its Cold Ablation Robot-guided Laser Osteotome (CARLO) system, a robotic system for cutting bone.
The system’s laser beam vaporizes the water inside bone substrate, providing precise, layered bone-cutting that leaves no residue. The laser head is mounted on a robotic arm controlled by the device’s navigation system.
The system receives pre-operative bone-incision plans and then executes them autonomously, the company said. Any patient movement or change of operation setup causes the laser head to pause and refocus until the correction position is reached again.