The Newswrap is back and it is moving to Fridays.
For the past several weeks, there has been no newswrap since my weekends have been busy with various robotics events. Because this situation may continue for the next few months, I decided that the logical thing to do was to move this feature to Fridays. As before, stories from the week past will be featured.
This week the stories form a medicine-related theme. Articles ranging from robotic surgery to robotic massage can be found for the last five days. Certainly, today’s news about a robotic technology able to operate on a beating heart is the one that gets my vote for the best of the week. It certainly fits the mission statement of this blog: The next thing in robots. This advancement might mean no more need for a heart-lung machine in heart surgery. Many complications could be prevented with a such a surgical procedure.
What is your favorite? Look over the stories at the links below. Let me know by leaving a comment.
If you've been waiting for the day to arrive when computers actually start performing surgery, that moment might soon be upon us. A French team has developed a computerized 3D model that allows surgeons to use robotics to operate on a beating heart ...
Fri, 11 Dec 2009 08:50:00 GMT
News 8's Todd Boatwright explains how a new robot is assisting physical therapists in healing patients. The National Library of Medicine also suggests ...
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Thu, 10 Dec 2009 17:52:14 GMT
European researchers have successfully implanted tiny electrodes directly into motor and sensory nerves of an amputee's arm stump, allowing him to move and feel sensations from a robotic hand.
Robotics in Action: Dr. Samadi Demonstrates a Robotic Prostatectomy on ... - Investors Business Daily
Alvarez, also the managing editor of Health News at Foxnews.com, touted Dr. Samadi as "the king of robotic surgery." Samadi, who has performed over 2,100 successful robotic prostatectomies in his practice, began working with the da Vinci robot in ...
Wed, 09 Dec 2009 17:56:00 GMT
… pharmaceutical distribution centers and hospital automation solutions," McKesson said. McKesson also introduced the CytoCare Robot for improving safety, …
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Tue, 08 Dec 2009 14:12:49 GMT
Surgeons say the Da Vinci robot, that's already being used at Doctor's Hospital here, in Augusta, is invaluable. Dr. Rafael E. Jordan: “Through the robot we ...
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Mon, 07 Dec 2009 16:38:35 GMT