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A Mechanical Prosthetic Close to the Real Thing

...ilure,' Didrick said, adding that there aren't any robotic medical alternatives. Made of steel and blue plastic, Didrick's X-Finger allows for a surprising degree of dexterity: Enough to grip (and swing) a golf club, operate a keyboard or even play musical instruments. When the wearer bends the remaining...

FDA Approve S Robotic Device to Help Stroke Patients

... The US Food and Administration has approved a new robotic device called the Myomo e100, designed to help str...s do not get hurt. He added that he did not expect robotic devices to completely replace human therapists....

Bed Side Robot Gets You Home Back Faster

...raditional surgeon bedside visits, supplemented by robotic telerounding. Patients who suffered from postope... same admission were omitted from the study. The robotic assessment included real-time audio and visual communication with the patient, electronic chart revi...

Spacesuits of the Future Will Be as Flexible as Spidermans

...design for greater mobility and enhanced human and robotic capability," she said. Newman further said the BioSuit could also help astronauts stay fit during the six-month journey to Mars. Studies have shown that astronauts lose up to 40 percent of their muscle strength in space. But, the new outfits coul...

UK Hospital Performs Heart Surgery Using Robotic Arm

...in use in the world. According to the BBC, the robotic arm is used to guide thin wires through blood vessels in the heart to treat a fast or irregular heartbeat. Doctors claim that it will reduce risks in patients and increase the number of procedures they can carry out. During the procedure, known as...

Japanese Humanoid Happy to Work on in the Rain

...uction vehicles," he said. Japan leads the world's robotic industries in fields ranging from manufacturing to entertainment and security. Last week Mitsubishi Heavy Industries said it would start renting out humanoids to staff front desks at offices and hospitals....

Quick, Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...our technique added only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy, yet attained a 95 percent continenc...ead researcher Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, director of robotic prostatectomy and outcomes research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and the Ronald P. Lynch As...

Innovative Procedure Helps Men Minimize Incontinence After Prostatectomy

...our technique added only a few minutes to standard robotic prostatectomy, yet attained a 95 percent continenc...ead researcher Dr. Ashutosh K. Tewari, director of robotic prostatectomy and outcomes research at NewYork-Presbyterian/Weill Cornell and the Ronald P. Lynch As...

UC Regents Approve Fundraised Campaign for UCSF Medical Center at Mission Bay

...erventional and support services, and use advanced robotic and imaging technology during surgery. Its a momentous time for UCSF, said Mark Laret, chief executive officer of UCSF Medical Center. We are embarking on a bold plan to build a state-of-the-art hospital complex at Mission Bay. By locating the medi...

Robotic Surgery May Improve Survival Rate For Prostate Cancer Patients

...erforming less invasive laparoscopic surgery using robotic technology may improve survival rates for prostate...y, one of the investigators.Dr. Lallas completed a robotic surgery fellowship at the Mayo Clinic. Several large studies have demonstrated that a positive su...

Advanced Cancer Treatment Brings New Hope to Michigan Patient

... of the CyberKnife technology is the capability of robotic radiosurgery to deliver targeted treatment to areas that move due to breathing -- such as the lung, prostate, pancreas, liver, and kidney -- minimizing damage to surrounding healthy tissues. It is the first system in the world that is specifically ...

Now, Natural Looking, Energy Efficient Robotic Ankles for Amputees

...e of Technology (MIT) in Boston have developed two robotic devices that mimic the human ankle, give them mor...r Thomas Sugar and his team are working on another robotic ankle model. They have developed a device named Sparky, for "spring ankle with regenerative kineti...

First-Ever Robotic Pancreatectomy Performed at UIC

...dical Center at Chicago performed a groundbreaking robotic pancreatectomy in a 39-year-old man to relieve hi... pancreatectomy, or removal of the pancreas, using robotic surgery, said Dr. Jose Oberholzer, associate professor of surgery and bioengineering at UIC and dire...

Robotic Surgery A Cutting Edge in Medical Field

...the communication link between the console and the robotic device is fast. The problem is that there may be too much of a delay between the image of the patient being captured and being displayed on the console, or between the surgeon sending an instruction and the robot responding. A team of 11 researcher...

Second CyberKnife(R) System to Meet Growing Demand for Radiosurgery

... first and only commercially available intelligent robotic radiosurgery system designed to treat tumors anywhere in the body, typically with sub- millimeter accuracy. To date, it is estimated that the CyberKnife System has treated more than 30,000 patients worldwide....

Researchers Develop Material That Self Heals Like Human Skin

... research, the scientists built a scaffold using a robotic deposition process called direct-write assembly. The process employed a concentrated polymeric ink, dispensed as a continuous filament, to fabricate a three-dimensional structure, layer by layer. Once the scaffold was produced, it was surrounded wi...

HeartLander - Futuristic Medical Technology Takes Off

A prototype of a robotic device, resembling a caterpillar has been launched by American scientists in the hope of performing precision heart operations without the use of anesthetics. // The scientists from the Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute in Pittsburgh,...

Robotic Surgeon to Team Up With Doctors, Astronauts on NASA Mission

...pate// in NASA's mission to submerge a surgeon and robotic gear in a simulated spaceship. For 12 days the surgical robotic system will be put through its paces in an underwater capsule that mimics conditions in a space shut...

MRI Robotic Biopsies Simplified by PneuStep

...tricity that can safely power remote-controlled // robotic medical devices used for cancer biopsies and thera...fessor of urology and director of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery at the Brady Urological Institute at Hopkins. The research was funded by the Nati...

MRI-safe Motor Makes Robotic Biopsies Possible

...fessor of urology and director of laparoscopic and robotic urologic surgery at the Brady Urological Institute at Hopkins. Source-Eurekalert/...

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