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10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare

10 Medical Robots That Could Change Healthcare
From microbots that scrape plaque from arteries to personal assistant robots that help care for patients, medical robots are transforming the face of healthcare. 1 of 11 Robots aren't new to healthcare. Remember the da Vinci Surgical System, the surgical assistant the FDA approved back in 2000? Since then, the system has conducted more than 20,000 surgeries and has paved the way for robotic advancements in healthcare. In fact, vendors have introduced a number of new robots to better provide care to remote patients, help with various physical therapies and -- similar to the da Vinci system -- help perform surgery. For example, Magnetic Microbots are a group of tiny robots used in various operations, such as removing plaque from a patient's arteries or helping with ocular conditions and disease screenings. And that's no surprise considering the mounting financial difficulties the industry faces. Click through to see 10 medical robots that have the potential to transform healthcare.

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Medical robotics: Would you trust a robot with a scalpel? Driverless cars? Google has already wheeled one out. Robo-cops? Medical Robotics - Assistive robots Today, robots are already assisting humans in making diagnoses, and planning and administering medical treatment. In the future, mechatronic assistants will also help to improve the autonomy and quality of life of patients and other people in need. In the area of Medical Robotics, KUKA Laboratories offers kinematic systems and technologies at the highest level of technical expertise. Together with our customers, we develop ideas and solutions. KUKA robotic technologies are used in a wide range of medical applications: Radiology / imaging systems Radiation therapy Patient positioning Research: Rehabilitation Minimally invasive surgery Laser osteotomy

Khresmoi - Medical Information Analysis and Retrieval Medical Robotics and Computer-Assisted Surgery: The Global Market 2014 LONDON, Oct. 14, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This report identifies and segments the main types of medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery (MRCAS) devices that have been commercialized to date. It analyzes the historical and current volume and value of shipments of each of these product segments in specified applications and geographical markets. It also evaluates the impact of demographic, economic and other factors that will drive future demand for MRCAS devices and includes forecasts through 2019. Highlights- The global market for medical robotics and computer-assisted surgical (MRCAS) equipment was worth nearly $2.7 billion in 2013. INTRODUCTIONSTUDY BACKGROUNDInformation technology plays a key role in an ever-widening range of human activities, including surgery. These computers, electronic equipment and instruments are referred to collectively as medical robotics and computer-assisted surgery (MRCAS) or, more dramatically, "theoperating room of the future."

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