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Researchers have shown that gait training using robotic exoskeletons improved motor function in adolescents and young adults with acquired brain injury.
Exoskeletal-assisted walking is safe, feasible, and effective in individuals disabled by spinal cord injury.
A dose of artificial intelligence can speed the development of 3D-printed bioscaffolds that help injuries heal.
Researchers have shown that machine learning techniques helped an individual with paralysis learn to control a computer cursor using their brain activity.
In a research-first, scientists from Empa were able to 3D print stable well-shaped microstructures made from silica aerogels for use in biotechnology and precision engineering.
Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival.
Researchers used robots to study how our brains adjust to changes in our walking strides, gaining insights that could be used to develop better physical rehabilitation programs.
New prosthetic technologies that stimulate the nerves could pave the way for prostheses that feel like a natural part of the body and reduce the phantom limb pain commonly endured by amputees.
Robotic device acts as a cane-like mobile assistant to provide light-touch to help the elderly and others with impaired mobility.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients.
RoSE is first device to measure 3D stiffness of human torso, could lead to new treatments for children with spine deformities such as idiopathic scoliosis and kyphosis.
The Covid-19 pandemic highlights how remote healthcare robots currently being developed could be beneficial in the future.
Dr Jan Stallkamp, Professor for Automation in Healthcare and Biotechnology, has a vision: robots that can treat patients more efficiently and more precisely than any human physician.
Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer.
Engineers have developed a new method that uses light to improve 3D printing speed and precision while also, in combination with a high-precision robot arm, providing the freedom to move, rotate, or dilate each layer as the structure is being built.
Researchers have constructed a 3D vision-guided artificial skin that enables tactile sensing with high performance, opening doors to innumerable applications in medicine.
Researchers have demonstrated that high-dose therapy gait training using robotic exoskeletons may aid early rehabilitation for acute stroke.
The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.
A machine learning system learns on the job. By continuously adapting to new data inputs, this “liquid network” could aid decision-making in medical diagnosis.
Computer scientists use TACC systems to generate synthetic objects for robot training.
Engineers have create a robot that learns to visually predict how its partner robot will behave, displaying a glimmer of empathy.
Researchers have developed a system that combines a brain-computer interface and a robotic arm that responds to the actual intentions of treated patients.
Scientists have proposed a new principle by which active matter systems can spontaneously order, without need for higher level instructions or even programmed interaction among the agents.
Experts working at the intersection of robotics, machine learning, and physics-based simulation share how computer simulation could accelerate the development of "smart robots" which "might interact with humans"
The following seven robotic systems are either currently being deployed or developed for the fight against the coronavirus.
Researchers have enabled a quadriplegic man to control a pair of prosthetic arms with his mind.
Researchers have examined how mobile technologies have been used in monitoring and mitigating the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Robots may have some of these soft skills thought to be vital for successful leadership as they enable leaders to motivate, unite and inspire their employees.
Researchers have invented a high-throughput cell separation method that can be used in conjunction with droplet microfluidics.
More researchers and companies are moving into the brain-computer interfaces, yet major challenges remain, from user training to the reality of invasive brain implant procedures.
Researchers have developed a way for deep learning neural networks to rapidly estimate confidence levels in their output.
Scientists have developed an easy way to make millirobots by coating objects with a glue-like magnetic spray.
Designers who use ethics to shape better companion robots will end up making better humans, too, say UNSW researchers.
Researchers have developed a method for two individuals to share an avatar in Virtual Reality.
Scientists are researching salamanders unique superpower - they can regenerate their spinal cords and regain full functionality.
Reseachers have developed robotic Trunk Support Trainer (TruST) that helps children with CP to sit more stably.
Scientists are using a custom robot to survey how mutations in regulatory regions of the genome affect animal development.
Scientists have made a breakthrough in their work to develop semi-autonomous colonoscopy, using a robot to guide a medical device into the body.
Researchers have developed a robotic exoskeleton that improves the lives of people with limited or no ability to move due to neurological and/or physiological disorders.
Researchers at the Hamlyn Centre, Imperial College London, have introduced a novel tool for generating accurate endoscopic datasets.
Researchers have developed “electronic skin” sensors capable of mimicking the dynamic process of human motion.
Researchers have found a way to send tiny, soft robots into humans, potentially opening the door for less invasive surgeries and ways to deliver treatments for several conditions.
Researchers have developed an robotic system to enhance the safety and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer.
Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.
Researchers have published the results of a trial of the ReWalk ReStore soft robotic exosuit for gait training in individuals undergoing post-stroke rehabilitation.
Researchers havee repurposed robotic technology normally used for synthetic biology research to help with testing for COVID-19.
Loss of strength and muscle wastage is currently an unavoidable part of getting older and has a significant impact on health and quality of life.
One of the crucial future technologies in surgery is Augmented Reality. Most experts agree that AR will increase safety and efficiency, improve surgical training and decrease costs.
Researchers have developed a surgical robot that improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
In the next-generation operating room interconnected sensors will collect data, analyse it in real-time and make it available to digital assistance functions.
Researchers have created synthetic materials with morphing abilities that can be 3D printed and self-heal within seconds.
Although true “cyborgs” — part human, part robotic beings — are science fiction, researchers are taking steps toward integrating electronics with the body.
avateramedical GmbH announced the acquisition of FORWARDttc GmbH, an automation technology company with special focus on robotics hard- and software.
A new robotic system allows medical staff to remotely operate ventilators and other bedside machines from outside intensive care rooms of patients suffering from infectious diseases.
Exoskeletons are one technology with great potential - but is often developed for average people. So what about people who are small and thin, or tall and overweight?
Engineers have designed and developed a novel humanoid hand that may be able to help.
An invention may turn one of the most widely used materials for biomedical applications into wearable devices to help monitor heart health.
Researchers have developed robotic prosthetic legs which use motors that were originally designed for use on the robotic arm of the ISS.
Researchers have developed a smart surface that can actively and repeatedly release and reabsorb substances by environmental stimuli.
A deep learning powered single-strained electronic skin sensor can capture human motion from a distance.
Designed by a team at the NYU Tandon School of Engineering and an institute of the Max Planck Society, the four-legged, dog-sized, torque-controlled Solo 8 robot can easily be replicated by research labs around the world.
Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Intelligent Systems in Germany have developed powerful nanopropellers that can be steered into the interior of cells to deliver gene therapy.
Radiologists are investigating people's medical conditions and pregnancies remotely thanks to an ESA-backed robotic technology.
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
A robot is helping maximize the life of some of the most critical personal protective equipment, or PPE, at a time when the surge of demand for such items has aggravated a national shortage.
A robotic testing platform developed in just nine days by dementia researchers could substantially increase the UK’s capacity to test people for coronavirus.
Thai hospitals are deploying "ninja robots" to measure fevers and protect the health of overburdened medical workers on the frontlines of the outbreak.
Using a robot to treat brain aneurysms is feasible and could allow for improved precision when placing stents, coils and other devices.
Scientists have designed a new type of controller for the robotic arm used in robotic surgery.
Researchers have developed a gynecological surgical assistance robot for uterine operations.
Researchers developed a bullet-shaped, synthetic miniature robot which is acoustically propelled forward – a speeding bullet, in the truest sense of the word.
Drone service slated to begin February 2020, with goals of enhancing efficacy, reliability and predictability of delivering medical products between hospitals and laboratories.
Engineers aim to offer minimally invasive surgery through a single incision, rather than several incisions.
Researchers have developed a super-stretchy, transparent and self-powering sensor that records the complex sensations of human skin.
Engineers have developed a robotic device that can be used to assist and train people with SCIs to sit more stably by improving their trunk control.
A new line of wearable robotics - a lightweight version of the armor that comic hero Iron Man wears - could keep seniors on their feet longer.
Robocath announced it has successfully completed six robotic coronary angioplasties with R-One, a first for the continent of Africa.
Researchers are using laser scalpels and precision robotics to make tattoo removal faster, more accurate and less painful.
Researchers have developed a new method to guide endovascular instruments into complex vascular structures that were inaccessible to endovascular surgeons until now.
Researchers report that among patients with obesity, robotic kidney transplants produce survival outcomes comparable to those seen among nonobese patients.
Introduction of the avatera system into everyday clinical practice in Europe and a broad market launch expected in 2020.
A robotic single-port kidney transplant, which enables all surgical instruments and the donor kidney to be placed through one small abdominal incision.
Researchers have been investigating whether artificial intelligence might be used to steer a catheter automatically and reliably to a blocked blood vessel.
Combining new wearable electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly interact with a computer.
The robotic procedures were performed at in France and precede the first clinical study of its kind to be conducted in Europe.
A trial using 4G LTE cellular connectivity to enable drones to deliver automated external defibrillators to the scene of a cardiac arrest has taken place in Canada.
A 4-limb robotic system controlled by brain signals helped a tetraplegic man to move his arms and walk using a ceiling-mounted harness for balance.
Sensitive synthetic skin enables robots to sense their own bodies and surroundings – a crucial capability if they are to be in close contact with people.
Scientists have successfully tested neuroprosthetic technology that combines robotic control with users’ voluntary control, opening avenues in the new interdisciplinary field of shared control for neuroprosthetic technologies.
Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically.
A new type of ultrasound transducer should soon be delivering a fast and reliable diagnosis of infection of the middle ear.
Scientists have developed a tiny pump that could play a big role in the development of autonomous soft robots, lightweight exoskeletons and smart clothing.
A comfortable brace incorporates both sensors and actuators to restore roughly 70% of the active range of motion.
Collaborators are developing an endoscopic robotic system with two-handed dexterity at a much smaller scale than existing options.
Researchers have successfully implanted sensors in three male patients following nerve transfers, to transmit biosignals for wireless control of robotic arms.
In a new study, researchers have demonstrated a novel and non-invasive way to manipulate cells through microrobotics.
Scientists have developed a robot that looks and moves like a jellyfish; the aim is for Jellyfishbot to be applied in the treatment of cancer.
A new 3D printed prosthetic hand can learn the wearers' movement patterns to help amputee patients perform daily tasks.
Scientists have identified mechanisms in the human brain that could help explain the the unsettling feeling we get from robots and virtual agents that are too human-like.
Interacting with a robotic teddy bear invented at MIT boosted young patients’ positive emotions, engagement, and activity level.
Researchers show that by using a noninvasive brain-computer interface they could control a robotic arm that’s tracking a cursor on a computer screen.
Engineers have designed pliable, 3D printed mesh materials whose flexibility and toughness they can tune to emulate and support softer tissues such as muscles and tendons.
The Open-Source Bionic Leg will enable investigators to efficiently solve challenges associated with controlling bionic legs across a range of activities in the lab and out in the community.
Wearing a sensor-packed glove while handling a variety of objects, researchers have compiled a massive dataset that enables an AI system to recognize objects through touch alone.
Clinical studies on robot-assisted surgery for indications in the thorax and abdomen have so far shown few advantages for this cost-intensive surgical method.
A state-of-the-art brain-machine interface created by UC San Francisco neuroscientists can generate natural-sounding synthetic speech by using brain activity to control a virtual vocal tract – an anatomically detailed computer simulation including the lips, jaw, tongue and larynx.
Researchers have developed a new design method that shows promise in enabling the efficient design and fabrication of soft robots using a 3D printer.
Researchers have designed a therapeutic robot that simulates human skin-to-skin contact, helping reduce pain for babies in the neonatal intensive care unit.
An interface system that uses augmented reality technology could help individuals with profound motor impairments operate a humanoid robot to feed themselves.
Researchers have built a set of magnetic ‘tweezers’ that can position a nano-scale bead inside a human cell in three dimensions with unprecedented precision.
Researchers have shown that they can use online neurofeedback to modify an individual's arousal state to improve performance in a demanding sensory motor task.