One of the leading engineering services company, Larsen & Toubro Technology Services Limited (LTTS), has developed the world\u2019s first cost-effective robotic endo-training kit. For this innovation in robotics, the Vadodara-based company was felicitated at an event organised by the Global Innovation and Technology Alliance (GITA).\r\n\r\nNotably, LTTS has developed this robotic endo-training kit in participation from the department of science and technology (DST) and GITA. The research and development for the robotic endo-training kit have been a joint effort between India and the Republic of Korea. Dr Ramalingam, who excels in laparoscopic urology, has been a guide and mentor since the inception of the project and was instrumental in making it a success.\r\nWhat Is Robotic Endo-Training Kit\r\nLTTS\u2019 robotic endo-training kit is a surgical training robot, which provides a high-definition observation of the patient\u2019s anatomy. The live feed of the anatomy is broadcasted on a screen which leverages virtual reality technology.\r\n\r\nFor providing this precision in the observation of human\u2019s anatomy, the device uses instruments such as master tool manipulator, patient side manipulator, endoscopic camera arm. LTTS claims that the instruments have a seven-degree range of movements to improve the precision of surgical techniques.\r\n\r\nSince the kit is cost-effective, LTTS expects that it can be used by many hospitals, including the smaller clinics, to train surgeons on inanimate material. The kit, because of its low price, is expected to be used by hospitals in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.\r\n\r\nSpeaking on the sidelines of the event, Muralidhara Hosahalli, global head of medical and life sciences at LTTS said that the robotic endo-training kit is a state-of-the-art technology that offers superior vision, improved flexibility, greater accuracy and ergonomic support to surgeons. \u201cEvolving technology is the need of the hour and LTTS\u2019 robotic endo-trainer kit helps surgeons to get trained in carrying out most of the complex operations with great precision, flexibility and power as compared to conventional methods,\u201d he was quoted as saying by Outlook.\r\n\r\nAccording to a market intelligence report by BIS Research, titled "Global Healthcare Robotics Market - Analysis and Forecast, 2018-2023", the global healthcare robotics market was valued at $5.40 Bn in 2017 and is estimated to reach $11.44 Bn by 2025.\r\n\r\nMoreover, the global healthcare robotics market is expected to witness a growth rate of 12.64%, during the forecast period from 2018 to 2023. The growth of this market is aided by the impressive increase of healthcare budgetary allocation by governments across the world and private institutes and technological advancements in the robotics industry.