HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Blog

Slideshow: Robotic Medical Assistants

NO RATINGS
1 saves
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/2
GTOlover
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robots in Super Speciality Hospitals
GTOlover   12/5/2012 1:22:10 PM
NO RATINGS
Tools, tools, tools. The use of robots, using highly engineered and very small tools, allow the surgeon to do his work with very tiny incisions. They are not meant (at least in the current iterations) to replace the human doctor, the human thinker, or the human controller. What these surgical robots do best is work very precisely in a very confined space. Even the most skilled surgeon is limited by the size of his hands and fingers.

Marketing@Farm
User Rank
Iron
Robotic product development
Marketing@Farm   12/5/2012 12:28:58 PM
NO RATINGS
It is interesting to see the comments here & to see just how far we've come in developing robotic medical assistants.

Farm (http://www.farmpd.com) has worked on a few of the technologies highlighted here (Mako Surgical & Corindus)! These technolgies are improving patient outcomes by reducing procedure time while increasing surgical accuracy and precision. We attribute these developments to an increased awareness and focus on human factors engineering and usability!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Creepy, yet nice
Charles Murray   12/4/2012 6:42:38 PM
NO RATINGS
The exoskeleton is an idea whose time has come. Although the one pictured here weighs 84 lbs, I could imagine it weighing one-fourth of that in ten years.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Creepy, yet nice
Ann R. Thryft   12/4/2012 2:46:03 PM
NO RATINGS
Lou, I'm with you--the idea of autonomous robots operating on oneself is very creepy indeed. Personally, I'm glad we're not yet at the stage of the Star Wars medibots.

naperlou
User Rank
Blogger
Creepy, yet nice
naperlou   12/4/2012 1:50:00 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann, the idea of robots operating on one is somewhat creepy.  On the other hand, they can be very consistent and accurate.  If you have a good surgeon who makes you feel comfortable, then it is nice.  This is not always the case, though. 

It looks like we are moving toward the medibots from Star Wars.  That will be interesting.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robots in Super Speciality Hospitals
Ann R. Thryft   12/4/2012 11:51:51 AM
NO RATINGS
Yes, these are definitely not autonomous robots, or even partially autonomous. They're all either directly or remotely controlled.

Mydesign
User Rank
Platinum
Robots in Super Speciality Hospitals
Mydesign   12/4/2012 6:04:55 AM
NO RATINGS
1 saves
Ann, yes you are right. Now a day's in super specialty hospitals robots are using in surgical rooms for assisting doctors for carrying out surgery and pre-post operative procedures. But one thing we have to remember is all the operations of such robotics are pre programmed one and they have no logical or analytical thinking like human brains.

<<  <  Page 2/2
Partner Zone
More Blogs
In this TED presentation, Wayne Cotter, a computer engineer turned standup comic, explains why engineers are natural comedians.
IBM's new SyNAPSE chip makes it possible for computers to both memorize and compute simultaneously.
We searched far and wide for the top employers for engineers. These companies were ranked by engineering professionals, engineering students, and engineering instructors and professors. Does your employer make the grade?
Hello, Moto. Join the iFixit team as it takes apart the world's first circular smartwatch, the Motorola Moto 360.
By implementing efficient and thorough quality-management processes, companies can help prevent or mitigate the effects of the supply-chain issues that reportedly plagued the Apple iPhone 6 before its release this week.
Design News Webinar Series
9/10/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/23/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
7/17/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
6/25/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 22 - 26, MCU Software Development A Step-by-Step Guide (Using a Real Eval Board)
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  6


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Next Class: September 30 - October 2
Sponsored by Altera
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2014 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service