Comparison of ARTAS Robotic System vs
manually operated devices




Manually Operated Devices with Handheld Tool


  ARTAS Robotic System with User Interface

Physician-assisted ARTAS® Robotic System

  Manually Operated System

Manually operated system*

Harvesting Method

  ARTAS Robot

  • Image-guided robotic alignment for precise graft dissection unmatched by manual techniques
  • Graft quality remains consistent throughout the procedure
  NeoGraft Handheld Drill

Handheld harvesting tool.* All harvesting is performed by punching out hairs by hand.

Upgradable Platform


Fully upgradable hardware and software


Limited to handpieces only

User Interface

  ARTAS User Interface

High resolution digital imaging provides unparalleled visual detail of Donor Area

  • Exceptional control of parameters such as spacing between harvests, dissection depths, and harvest angles to yield robust and healthy grafts

NONE. Depends entirely on human eye-hand coordination. Chance of human error and high degree of human fatigue.

The ARTAS Hair Studio™ Application

  ARTAS Hair Studio™

Advanced 3D modeling that transforms your patient consultation

  • An interactive individualized photograph-based tool
  • Illustrate your aesthetic vision to your patient


Recipient Site Making

  Robotic Recipient Site Making

Robotic Recipient Site Making

  • Natural looking site distribution
  • Control hair angles and direction parameters
  • Avoids damaging pre-existing hairs


Punch Type


Patented blunt dissection technique designed to produce minimal scarring and healthy grafts.


Uses sharp punch. May result in a greater risk of damage and transection (cutting a healthy graft rendering it unusable).

Suction / Vacuum


Utilizes suction / vacuum only during dissection process. The graft elevates above the scalp for ease of forcep extraction.


Utilizes continuous suction / vacuum to extract and transport the graft into a storage vial. This may cause the graft to dry out and cause desiccation.**

Digital Mapping


Real-time 3D analysis that provides accurate mapping and calculations of critical hair follicle characteristics necessary for successful graft dissection.


NONE. Information is limited to what can be interpreted by using magnifcation.

Donor Area


Intelligent algorithms identify and select only the best hairs for harvesting

  • Consistent results
  • Uniformly harvested donor area

NONE. Manually operated systems have no mapping, calculations or automated safeguards to track previous dissection sites. Spacing of harvest sites must be guessed visually by the operator.



Restoration Robotics has over 200 issued patents and pending applications worldwide.


Limited; Less than Restoration Robotics.

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