Always under your control
It’s our view that robotics aren’t valuable if they replace surgeon skill and experience. That’s why the iotaSOFT system is designed (by surgeons) to work with surgeons. In fact, you’re going to free up a hand to help guide the implant while under robotic guidance.
More access to Cochlear Implantation Surgery
people with disabling hearing loss
patients treating severe or complete hearing loss with CI
potential patients with moderate hearing loss
We designed the iotaSOFT system to be there to help during insertion, without disruption to your normal surgical flow.
Why use the iotaSOFT insertion system?
Both implant company instructions for use, and a growing body of literature support the need for steady, stabilized implant insertion as a way to decrease the risk of additional hearing loss or vestibular symptoms from inherently uncontrolled, variable, and excessively forceful insertions.
Internal data shows that both insertion force and insertion force variation were lower on average with iotaSOFT use versus manual insertion across multiple surgeon experience levels. The technology provides sub-millimeter precision beyond human capabilities.
The iotaSOFT system is designed to work with you, not against you. With a small footprint, it fades into the background when not needed, and is available to you during that critical insertion phase. Because it holds the implant at a stable trajectory, the system frees up your hand for use in adjusting the trajectory or for other tasks.