Robots Transforming Medicine


By Brian Huse, Director, Marketing & PR, Robotic Industries Association

Medical robotics is one of the more fascinating developments in technology and there are many examples of it in everyday life. A friend of Robots in America thought other readers would like to see what comprises “10 Unbelievable Robots Transforming Medicine” according to Online Nursing Programs.Net.

Number one on that list is the da Vinci Surgical System which is one of the best-publicized robotic systems for surgical procedures. Coming in at number five is the CyberKnife Robotic Radiosurgery System, which is based on the robot arm from KUKA, one of Robotic Industries Association’s elite Platinum Members.

One called Twendy-One (the Nursebot) caught my attention. It is noted for its delicate touch yet which also has the ability to lift an adult out of a bed. If you’ve ever seen a patient lifted by a hoist so they can be shifted from a gurney or to change the sheets, you know this is one of the more challenging aspects of a health provider’s job.

What are the most amazing robotic applications you’ve seen in the medical sector?

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One Response to Robots Transforming Medicine

  1. Oli Rolands says:

    I saw some surgery done with the assistance of the Aesop assistive arm done at the John of God Hospital in Perth about 10 years ago. Very useful for laparoscopic and minimally invasive surgery.
    Particularly abdominal and pelvic surgery.
    I look forward to a breakthrough in the dentistry world.

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