Once existing only in the imaginations of science fiction writers, robots – mechanical devices meant to imitate human movement and function, became a reality in 1962 when General Motors began using industrial robots on assembly lines, reducing waste while increasing speed and accuracy. In 1987, a gall bladder procedure was first performed by surgical robots, launching an era of minimally-invasive medicine with fewer incisions and shorter hospital stays. The medical world soon recognized the value of robotics: degrees of movement were unrestricted and surgical dexterity was enhanced. Visual acuity aided in quicker, more precise results.
Within the last year, graphene has been a hot topic in tech news. If you were to believe the articles, it can increase computing power, improve battery storage, replace batteries with super capacitors, enable transparent […]
CB Insights – Global funding to private medical device companies rose in 2016, reaching nearly $4B in 2016 across 479 deals. The United States receives a lot of attention when it comes to funding medical device startups, but private companies around the world are raising significant rounds. […]
The Boston-based company that was first to provide robotic legs to paralyzed veterans in the U.S., Rewalk Robotics Ltd., has a new product in development that you won’t see this week at CES. The device […]