Tag Archives: Medical

Maggot Robot, in the Brain Matter

Brain surgery is one of the most dangerous operations that can be done on the human body, with its sensitivity. One of the issues surrounding this surgery is the risk of damaging living tissue while removing damaged tissue and tumors. And what did scientists do to try and fix the problem? Build a maggot robot, […]

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MEDi Soothing Robot

Especially for small children, flu shots are a terrifying experience, with apparently terrible pain. This phase is quite crucial because studies show that children who experience distress in a medical setting are less likely to seek medical care in adulthood. The question is how to relive suffering, and this robot shows that such relieve evidently […]

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Xenex and the War on Germs

Some of you may be familiar with the idea that UV light can kill small microbes within their vicinity. In light of this fact, St. Joseph’s Hospital Health Center has adopted two robots called Xenex to destroy potentially dangerous microbes using bursts of UV light. A surprising fact is that 5%-10% of patients admitted to […]

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The Robotic Arm: Controlled by the Mind

Paralysis has always been an especially pressing issue for those people who have it, as they lose their ability to move around and perform simple daily functions. Even when we look at state-of-the-art examples of technology and robotics used to their best, we see that there isn’t much progress in terms of using technology for […]

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3D Printed Exoskeleton for Children

Awesome video about awesome people who use awesome technology to make the world a better place; this video is a must see for people of all ages and interest groups. The exoskeleton design featured in the video is one that has been used on adults before. There is nothing novel about the design of the […]

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Recent Robots for the Elderly

Babyloid Designed by a professor at the Chukyo University in Japan, the Babyloid is a robot that imitates a baby’s behavior. Its aim is to help the elderly feel less lonely and stop depression. Although it looks like a fluffy plush blob, it is actually quite capable. It can produce more than 100 different sounds, […]

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Custom-Made Prosthetic Legs

The concept of prosthetic limbs is not new; they’ve been around for a while, to replace limbs that no longer exist. Never before, however, have they been custom-made. Prosthetic limbs have always been made in terms of how medically acceptable they are, which makes sense, since they do have a lot to do with the […]

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