The series presents two ground breaking technological products that were developed in Israel.
Collision Avoidance System
Mobileye, a subsidiary of Intel, is the global leader in the development of vision technology, data analysis, localization and mapping for Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) and autonomous driving.
The company’s technology helps protect drivers and passengers, reduces the risk of car accidents and saves lives. It has the capability to transform the driving experience, thanks to technology that allows robotic autonomous driving.
The software algorithm and EyeQ® chips provide detailed interpretation of the field of vision in order to anticipate possible collisions with other vehicles, pedestrians, bikers, animals and other obstacles.
Twenty five manufacturers from around the world have integrated the company’s products into their cars, enabling them to identify road symbols such as lanes, shoulders, barriers and similar objects; to identify and read traffic signs, directive signs and traffic lights; to create a Roadbook™ of local routes suited to driving, including visual milestones using REM™; and to provide maps for autonomous driving.
Mobileye’s warning system serves as the driver’s “third eye”, constantly analyzing and comprehending the route and the traffic in front of the vehicle, thus helping to prevent accidents.
Robotic Guidance of Spine Surgery
The introduction of robotics into the medical field brought new capabilities into operating rooms and expanded doctors’ abilities to work beyond the limitations of their skilled surgical hands.
Robotics enables more precise surgery with minimal invasion and increased access.
Mazor Robotics was founded based on technology developed by Prof. Moshe Shoham at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology in Haifa, and it is the first company in the world to produce and market robots for spine surgery.
Spine surgery is complex and dangerous due to the surgical site’s proximity to the nervous system and to major arteries. The company’s surgical robot is extremely precise and it has the ability to perform surgery with minimal harm to healthy tissue.
These surgical robots have redefined the way surgeons approach complex spine surgeries. They are currently operating in hundreds of hospitals and thus far have performed tens of thousands of surgeries and assisted in hundreds of thousands of transplants throughout the world.
Description of the Stamps
Robotic Guidance of Spine Surgery Stamp
The stamp features parts of the robotic spine surgery guidance system. The tab features an image of a vertebra with two implants and various symbols from the system’s operation program, including arrows for precise direction of the implants, as well as four icons symbolizing the four stages of the work: planning, imaging, 3D synchronization, surgery. Images courtesy of Mazor Robotics.
Collision Avoidance System Stamp
The right side of the stamp features parts of the system: the camera affixed behind the front windshield that watches the road at all times and the indication screen affixed above the car’s dashboard. Photos courtesy of Mobileye.
The system scans the road, identifies various road characteristics and alerts the driver to danger in real time via audio and visual warnings, thus helping to prevent collisions. The tab features a schematic drawing symbolizing the system’s tracking of the car ahead.
The first day Cover features a robotic arm produced by Mazor Robotics for spine surgery and the Moblieye collision avoidance system camera, on an abstract backround. Photos courtesy of the companies.