Tag Archives: Medical

Smart Helmet Helps Diagnose Football Injuries

Football is back! (yes, robotics enthusiasts can also enjoy a bit of handegg) As ESPN and Fox Sports start spewing oceans of player stats, one stat that often gets ignored is probably the most important; head injuries. This isn’t just a problem in the NFL, it’s an issue wherever the sport is played, in colleges, and especially […]

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Grape-Stitching Robot

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Doctors have to have to calmest hands ever to be able to do some of the work they do, which includes stitching up a laceration wound, incision…etc. Now, even robots can do those tasks, as demonstrated by this robot. This robot is extremely precise, and Da Vinci uses it to perform minimally invasive procedures. +40 […]

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4D Implant Saves Babies

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3 baby boys are still breathing today thanks to a new 3D printed 4D bio-material medical implant. Suffering from a severe form of tracheobronchomalacia, which causes the windpipe to regularly collapse, the three boys were each implanted with a custom splint to keep the windpipe open. Using this new bio-material that can change shape over time […]

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Robot Helps Kids During Treatments

Going to the hospital may be scary for some, especially kids. Now there’s a way for kids to reduce that fear, through interaction with RxRobot’s MEDi. MEDi stands 23 inches tall, has 25 degrees of freedom, and is equipped with cognitive behavioral skills. The robot talks to kids about the procedures that they’re about to […]

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Skin Gun

Your skin is the largest organ of the body, and standard techniques for treating and performing large skin grafts takes weeks, even months. Patients who do die from these procedures die because of infection while waiting for the skin to heal. If you could treat skin in, let’s say, a week, that number of deaths […]

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Knife Finds Cancer

Usually when surgeons remove tumor tissue, they try to leave a “margin” of healthy tissue to ensure that all the cancer has been removed. This means that the patient has to remain under anesthetic for another 30 minutes for tests to come back, and may even be subjected to more surgeries. However, thanks to the […]

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Flying Defibrillator

In this fast-paced technological world, a new drone has been developed! Shocker. This drone, however, is not just a flying machine, but is also a lifesaver…literally. Designed by Dutch student Alec Momont, the ambulance drone carries a defibrillator inside. When 911 is called, the drone is dispatched, and can find the caller using GPS. An […]

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