Search Tag: robotics

Executive Health Management

EAES 2016 Congress

2016 15 Jun

The European Association of Endoscopic Surgery has fostered the development and maturation of minimally invasive techniques during the past 25 years. Minimally invasive surgery, the largest revolution in surgery since endotracheal intubation in the early 1900's, has made a difference in the lives of millions of patients worldwide and continues to expand... Read more

IT Management

The Future is Coming: Drones and Healthcare

2015 13 Dec

A University of Illinois researcher has received a $1.5 million grant from the National Science Foundation to create drones that could perform small household chores, like retrieving a bottle of medicine from another room. This kind of innovation becomes more important given rapid growth in the elderly population especially in the developed world.... Read more

IMAGING Management

Telerobotic Ultrasound Between New York and Chicago

2015 26 Apr

Imagine this: A doctor in New York City remotely performing long-distance, telerobotic ultrasound exams over the internet on patients in Chicago. This telerobotic imaging approach is, in fact, currently being tested by cardiovascular imaging specialists of Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Rush University Medical Center in Chicago.... Read more

IT Management

Rehabilitation Robotics: Glove Aids Patients Impaired By Stroke

2015 08 Mar

A team of European partners, led by researchers at the University of Hertfordshire in the UK, has passed the proof-of-concept stage for a robotic glove that can assist stroke patients in their home-based recovery. The glove facilitates repetitive movements of the hand and wrist, which can improve motor and functional outcomes, providing greater independence... Read more

IT Management

Tiny Prenatal Surgery Robot to Fight Spina Bifida

2014 03 Jun

A tiny robot with a £10m price tag could assist doctors in performing surgery on unborn children with congenital conditions such as spina bifida. Researchers at University College London (UCL) and Belgium’s KU Leuven are working to devise a tiny robotic instrument, which could generate 3D imagery of a foetus in the womb. An automated hand on the device... Read more

IT Management

Frost & Sullivan: Increasing Demand for Medical Robots in Surgical Disciplines

2014 27 Feb

Medical robots are set to revolutionise surgery with demand particularly high for prostatectomy and hysterectomy minimally invasive surgeries  Surgical robots are becoming more acceptable globally, enhancing the surgeon’s abilities with regards to surgical imaging, planning, navigation, and instrument manipulation.  Extensive research is... Read more

IT Management

Artificial Heart-Like Device to Fuel Future Robots by Pumping Human Waste

2013 08 Nov

A team of researchers in Bristol has successfully created a device capable of pumping human waste into the power-generating section of a self-sustaining robot.  Researchers based at the Bristol Robotics Laboratory, a joint venture between the University of the West of England and University of Bristol, have over the past decade developed four... Read more

Executive Health Management

Hansen Medical and Philips Reinforce Collaboration in Robotic Systems for Endovascular Interventions

2013 23 Jul

Hansen Medical and Philips have reached an important milestone in their long-term collaboration by securing certified compatibility - article 12 of the Medical Device Directive 93/42/EEC, as amended by 2007/47/EC - between Hansen Medical’s Magellan Robotic System and Philips’ Allura interventional X-ray systems. Article 12 compatibility covers specific... Read more

Executive Health Management

Centre of Excellence Programme for Robotic Surgery to be Launched

2013 19 Apr

Surgical Review Corporation (SRC) and the Clinical Robotic Surgery Association (CRSA) have announced the joint development of a global Center of Excellence in Robot-Assisted Laparoscopic Surgery (COERALS) programme. Consistent with the quality and safety ideals held by both organisations, this designation programme will identify, cultivate, support... Read more

ICU Management

Get Stroke Patients Back on Their Feet

2013 11 Mar

A robot is now being built to help stroke patients with training, motivation and walking In Europe, strokes are the most common cause of physical disability among the elderly. This often result in paralysis of one side of the body, and many patients suffer much reduced physical mobility and are often unable to walk on their own. These are... Read more