Techradar – The progress of medicine is a remarkable thing. There was a time when doctors couldn’t fully map the human body, and a time when drilling a hole into a patient’s skull was a genuine medical procedure; now we’ve mapped not just the human body but the human genome…
MDDI – Rehabilitation for patients with neurological disorders may be best achieved with support from both robotic and human therapists. Here’s what that therapy looks like.
Fox News – In a medical first, surgeons have used a robot to operate inside the human eye, greatly improving the accuracy of a delicate surgery to remove fine membrane growth on the retina. Such growth distorts vision and, if left unchecked, can lead to blindness in the affected eye.
Engadget – A bionic hand that “sees” objects and instantly decides what kind of grip to adopt has been developed by scientists.
Robohub – On paper, gestures seem like the best form of control for digital devices, robotics, and VR systems of the future. However, there are still many obstacles to overcome before we’re ready for large-scale adoption.
What a Future!! – Since its inception in 2000, Da Vinci Surgical Robot has revolutionized the way surgeries are done. Da Vinci has been used on more than 2 million patients since it got FDA approval and is the only surgical robot that has that kind of record.
E&T – Robots built from living tissue are set to crawl through your body to detect disease, deliver drugs and perform surgery.
MassDevice – Hydrogels are water-based biomaterials developed specifically for human use, according to a Biomaterials journal article. They are a water-swollen polymeric material that doesn’t change its distinct 3D structure.
MassDevice – More than four-fifths of the 100 largest medical device companies in the world saw their stock prices increase during the first three months of 2017. The situation suggests that even with the uncertainty around what the Trump administration in the U.S. is going to do, investors are confident that the future looks bright for the industry.
MedCity News – Healthcare-associated infections are an undeniable risk to patient safety. According to the CDC, approximately one in every 25 hospital patients has an HAI on any given day. In 2011, approximately 75,000 patients with HAIs died while hospitalized.
Scientists have developed a tiny, ingestible 3D printed snake-like robot that can navigate through the small intestines, and could one day be used to visualize the digestive system in real time.
In an exciting year for healthcare, orthopedic device companies underwent mergers and acquisitions, strove to find the most innovative solutions and made calculated decisions in the hopes of achieving long-term success as the market becomes increasingly competitive.
The new Trump administration and Republican Congress – and all the accompanying change and uncertainty – is the major story for the medical device industry.
Dr. Matthew T. Hummel of Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers performed the first total knee replacement surgery using new robotic-arm assisted technology at St. Elizabeth Healthcare — technology available at only a handful of medical centers in the nation.
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Zimmer Biomet (NYSE:ZBH) expects to launch a robot-assisted surgery platform for total knee procedures during the 2nd half of 2018, the company said this week at the
Stryker (NYSE:SYK) said today it launched the robotic-arm assisted total knee arthroplasty application for use with its Mako System, touting it as the 1st and only
The Silicon chip and the stethoscope have long gone hand in hand. Indeed, Moore’s Law, a widely used forecast of rising computing power, can often