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Flexible skin for prosthetics can sense shear force

Flexible skin for prosthetics can sense shear force
If a robot is sent to disable a roadside bomb — or delicately handle an egg while cooking you an omelet — it needs to be able to sense when objects are slipping out of its grasp. Yet to date it’s been difficult or impossible for most robotic and prosthetic hands to accurately sense the vibrations and shear forces that occur, for example, when a finger is sliding along a tabletop or when an object begins to fall.
23rd October 2017

Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance

Senhance surgical robotic system receives FDA Clearance
TransEnterix has announced the Company has received FDA 510(k) clearance for the Senhance Surgical Robotic System. "The clearance of the Senhance System in the US is a milestone in the progress of robotics and is expected to deliver improvement in the efficacy, value and choices offered to patients, surgeons and hospitals," said Todd M. Pope, President and Chief Executive Officer of TransEnterix.
17th October 2017

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform

Next-gen surgical robotics comes with optics platform
  Synaptive Medical Inc. has released Modus V. This second-generation, high-powered digital microscope with a robotic arm is derived from Canadarm technology used on the International Space Station. Designed with feedback from Synaptive’s clinical partners, Modus V is the new cornerstone of its integrated BrightMatter platform.
12th October 2017


World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’

World’s first super-microsurgery operation with ‘robot hands’
Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform.
6th October 2017

Renishaw to showcase medical robots

Renishaw to showcase medical robots
Renishaw attended the Society of British Neurological Surgeons (SBNS) Autumn Meeting. The event took place at The Titanic Hotel, Liverpool. Renishaw’s Clinical Sales Development Manager for the Neurological Products Division, Stuart Campbell and Marketing Manager, Ed Littlewood will be at booth 24 to exhibit the company’s products.
4th October 2017

A new distance record for medical drone transport

A new distance record for medical drone transport
Johns Hopkins researchers have set a new delivery distance record for medical drones, successfully transporting human blood samples across 161 miles of Arizona desert. Throughout the three-hour flight, they report, the on-board payload system maintained temperature control, ensuring the samples were viable for laboratory analysis after landing.
26th September 2017

Surgical assurance platform receives CE Mark Approval

Surgical assurance platform receives CE Mark Approval
Mazor Robotics Ltd. has announced CE Mark approval for its Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform. The CE Mark allows Mazor and its commercial partner, Medtronic, to market the Mazor X in the European Union, as well as other countries that recognise the CE Mark. “Receipt of the CE Mark is an important step in our plan to expand the patient, surgeon and hospital benefits of the Mazor X Surgical Assurance Platform to the European market,” said Ori Hadomi, Mazor's Chief Executive Officer.
26th September 2017

Renishaw robot makes guest appearance in BBC drama

Renishaw robot makes guest appearance in BBC drama
  Did you spot Renishaw's neuromate stereotactic robot that featured in an episode of the BBC drama Holby City? During the episode, neuromate assists with the treatment of an Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) patient who undergoes a stereotactic Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) procedure.
20th September 2017

Artificial skin allows robotic hand to sense touch

Artificial skin allows robotic hand to sense touch
A team of researchers from the University of Houston has reported a breakthrough in stretchable electronics that can serve as an artificial skin, allowing a robotic hand to sense the difference between hot and cold, while also offering advantages for a wide range of biomedical devices. The work, reported in the journal Science Advances, describes a new mechanism for producing stretchable electronics, a process that relies upon readily available materials and could be scaled up for commercial production.
14th September 2017

Robotic system is capable of monitoring specific neurons

Robotic system is capable of monitoring specific neurons
Recording electrical signals from inside a neuron in the living brain can reveal a great deal of information about that neuron’s function and how it coordinates with other cells in the brain. However, performing this kind of recording is extremely difficult. To make this technique more widely available, MIT engineers have now devised a way to automate the process, using a computer algorithm that analyses microscope images and guides a robotic arm to the target cell.
31st August 2017


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