1998 Graduated from Kobe University School of Medicine
2012 Assistant Professor, Department of Renal Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
2013 Lecturer, Department of Renal Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
2015 Roswell Park Cancer Center Research Fellow, USA
2016 Associate Professor, Department of Renal Urology, Graduate School of Medicine, Kobe University
Japan’s first surgical support robot, the hinotori ™ surgical robot system, was approved for manufacturing and marketing in August 2020, and was approved for insurance coverage in September of the same year. Initially, it was approved only for surgery in the urology field, but in the future we plan to expand the target clinical departments and target surgical procedures, and in this paper we will collaborate with Medicaroid Corporation from 2015 on industry-academia collaboration and medical engineering. We will explain the medical device approval of this device, which has been developed in collaboration, and the actual development process.