HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Comments
View Comments: Newest First|Oldest First|Threaded View
<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
Ann R. Thryft   8/23/2012 2:48:47 PM
NO RATINGS
mrdon, those training courses sound well worth it. I'm curious, have you helped design surgical robots, or other medical robots?

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
mrdon   8/22/2012 12:52:40 PM
NO RATINGS
Quite welcome Ann. You are correct in terms of engineers and doctors working together to create new medical techologies. Gyrus have trainng courses where engineers observe doctors performing surgeries on patiences to under how they use their heart monitoring products.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Robotic Assist
Ann R. Thryft   8/22/2012 12:37:48 PM
NO RATINGS
Interesting comments about video games. I don't play them (anymore), but like lots of us I do conduct many very fast web searches, several times a day. That requires very quickly seeing what's on a web page and whether it's the data/links you need. My point is, I suspect that this is the baseline for the visual interfaces we have come to expect. After all, many of the surgeons using this and other robotic-assisted surgical tools are in the older generations.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
Ann R. Thryft   8/22/2012 12:33:01 PM
NO RATINGS
Chuck, one thing I really like about robot-assisted surgical systems is that fact that they were clearly designed in close partnership between engineers and surgeons. Such insanely tight tolerances make that a necessity.

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
Ann R. Thryft   8/22/2012 12:32:32 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for that link, mrdon, there's a lot going on in that lab. MIT is doing a lot of robotics research in several different labs. We've covered some of their robots n various labs under CSAIL
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=243258
and robots from their Interactive Robotics Group
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1386&doc_id=246646

Rob Spiegel
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
Rob Spiegel   8/22/2012 12:03:50 PM
NO RATINGS
Good point, Chuck. It could be that the biggest advance in medical care in recent years is the involvement of the engineer. Whether it's artificial limbs, surgery support, or remote care, the engineer is involved in wide range of medical advances.

mrdon
User Rank
Gold
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
mrdon   8/22/2012 1:28:07 AM
NO RATINGS
Robots are truly amazing machines and everyday engineers are finding another practical use for them. The Artifical Lab of MIT has a wealth of medical robot's research. They're investigating robots for In Vio Biopsy and Laparoscopic surgeries. Here's the link of their research.

http://www.ai.mit.edu/research/abstracts/abstracts2000/medrobots.shtml

Great article Ann.

 

Scott Orlosky
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Robotic Assist
Scott Orlosky   8/21/2012 11:26:02 PM
NO RATINGS
So right you are.  The video gaming generation finally has use for those skills.  There is still skill and judgment involved, but I'll bet eventually the engineers will even take that out of the equation.  Then it will all be done automatically!

Charles Murray
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Plethora of medical-related robots
Charles Murray   8/21/2012 10:05:33 PM
NO RATINGS
Once again we see a story about engineers advancing medical science and saving lives. I'm not trying to detract from the important work that physicians and surgeons do, but it would be nice to see engineers get their due (as doctors do) when the subject turns to medicine in popular culture. Great story, Ann. There can never be too many of these!

apresher
User Rank
Blogger
Robotic Assist
apresher   8/21/2012 3:06:41 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann,  Excellent story.  It makes sense that robotics would be a great addition for very precise control over fine-tuned tasks that a surgeon must perform.  It's also amazing that the interfaces have become so visual.  I like to tease a young man I've know for years, who just graduated from medical school, that all his years at video games are coming in handy for his new life as a cardiologist.  Thanks.

<<  <  Page 2/3  >  >>


Partner Zone
Latest Analysis
As more electric cars and plug-in hybrids hit the highways, the need for battery chargers is growing.
Festo is developing small wind turbines for generating power to buildings. The model for the mini wind devices is the seagull wing.
MIT students modified a 3D printer to enable it to print more than one object and print on top of existing printed objects. All of this was made possible by modifying a Solidoodle with a height measuring laser.
A battery management system to support an electric motorcycle lithium-ion battery pack took first place in Texas Instruments' annual engineering innovation contest.
This Gadget Freak Review looks at a keyless Bluetooth padlock that works with your smartphone, along with a system that tracks your sleep behavior and wakes you at the perfect time in your sleep cycle to avoid morning grogginess.
More:Blogs|News
Design News Webinar Series
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
5/13/2014 10:00 a.m. California / 1:00 p.m. New York / 6:00 p.m. London
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Sep 8 - 12, Get Ready for the New Internet: IPv6
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