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Paging Dr. Robot to surgery

Paging Dr. Robot to surgery
In January 2018, the NHS invited companies to tender for a contract to provide £300m worth of surgical robots to surgeries across the UK. With it now only a matter of time before robots become commonplace in UK hospitals, Steve Hughes, managing director of medical power component manufacturer REO UK, explores the power demands they will bring with them. After hours spent in a crowded waiting room, you’re relieved to be beckoned through to surgery by a nurse.
11th April 2018

Monarch Platform receives FDA approval

Monarch Platform receives FDA approval
Auris Health, Inc. has announced FDA clearance of the company’s Monarch Platform, ushering in a new era of medical intervention. The Monarch Platform integrates the latest advancements in robotics, software, data science, and endoscope innovation, with the goal of improving patient outcomes, enhancing physician capabilities, and lowering costs to the healthcare system.
29th March 2018

The ultimate tumour Terminator

The ultimate tumour Terminator
  In a major advancement in nanomedicine, Arizona State University scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the National Center for Nanoscience and Technology (NCNST) of the Chinese Academy of Sciences, have successfully programmed nanorobots to shrink tumours by cutting off their blood supply.
13th February 2018


Sensor technologies enable the surgical robot revolution

Sensor technologies enable the surgical robot revolution
  It is now a fact: sensors are step by step changing the medical industry landscape. Such technologies have already reshaped the huge $35bn medical imaging market. But what about the surgical robots market?
1st February 2018

Implanted robot could help grow stunted organs

Implanted robot could help grow stunted organs
Surgeons at Boston Children’s Hospital have long sought a better solution for long-gap esophageal atresia, a rare birth defect in which part of the esophagus is missing. The current state-of-the art operation, called the Foker process, uses sutures anchored to children’s backs to gradually pull the unjoined ends of esophagus until they’re long enough to be stitched together. To keep the esophagus from tearing, children must be paralysed in a medically induced coma, on mechanical ventilation, for one to four weeks.
18th January 2018

Next-gen flexible robots are as strong as biological muscles

Next-gen flexible robots are as strong as biological muscles
In the basement of the Engineering Center at CU Boulder, a group of researchers is working to create the next generation of robots. But instead of the metallic droids you may be imagining, these robots are made from soft materials that react to applied voltage with a wide range of motions. Such soft robots contain tremendous potential for future applications as they adapt to dynamic environments and are well-suited to closely interact with humans.
17th January 2018

Medical robotics - where business dreams come true

Medical robotics - where business dreams come true
Robotics has a long, colourful history, but its applications have only recently impacted the healthcare industry. Market research and strategy consulting company, Yole Développement, is investigating this domain to identify the evolution of the healthcare industry and its needs and understand the related technology challenges. Yole’s experts has announced a $9.3bn market in 2022 in its new report, medical robotics technology and market analysis. 
4th December 2017

Amputees will be able to control a robotic arm with their minds

Amputees will be able to control a robotic arm with their minds
A study by neuroscientists at the University of Chicago shows how amputees can learn to control a robotic arm through electrodes implanted in the brain. The research, published in Nature Communications, details changes that take place in both sides of the brain used to control the amputated limb and the remaining, intact limb. The results show both areas can create new connections to learn how to control the device, even several years after an amputation.
28th November 2017

A 'half-hearted' solution to one-sided heart failure

A 'half-hearted' solution to one-sided heart failure
Soft robotic actuators, which are pneumatic artificial muscles designed and programmed to perform lifelike motions, have recently emerged as an attractive alternative to more rigid components that have conventionally been used in biomedical devices. In fact, earlier this year, a Boston Children’s Hospital team revealed a proof-of-concept soft robotic sleeve that could support the function of a failing heart.
28th November 2017

Bringing bionic limb technology to babies and toddlers

Bringing bionic limb technology to babies and toddlers
  RS Components is supporting a business start-up with a mission to help bring functional limbs with hydraulic technology to children around the world who need them, after the inventor began developing one for his own amputee baby son.
28th November 2017


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