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Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival.
Radiologists are investigating people's medical conditions and pregnancies remotely thanks to an ESA-backed robotic technology.
Combining new wearable electronics and a deep learning algorithm could help disabled people wirelessly interact with a computer.
Medical implants of the future may feature reconfigurable electronic platforms that can morph in shape and size dynamically.
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.
Researchers at the University of Stuttgart have built an exoskeleton with which the gripping ability of a paralyzed hand can be restored.
UT Southwestern has become the first medical center in Texas to use a robotic tool that allows surgeons to perform complicated operations using just a single incision.
An engineer is leading a team of researchers, health care providers and industry to fast-track the commercialization of a groundbreaking robotic rehabilitation system.
University of Texas at Arlington patents headset that allows persons to point to objects of interest using their eyes.
A new robotic system developed can help diagnose neurodegenerative diseases, such as dementia and Parkinson, through the analysis of eye movements.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Robotic device acts as a cane-like mobile assistant to provide light-touch to help the elderly and others with impaired mobility.
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.
Smart speakers that are customarily used in your living room can be programmed to act as an aid to physicians in hospital operating rooms.
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.
Scientists have developed a soft wearable hand robot that can aid the hand-disabled by using machine learning algorithm and sensory hardware.
The Murab project is developing technology that will make it possible to take more accurate biopsies and diagnose cancer and other illnesses faster.
Research from the BrainGate consortium shows that a brain-computer interface (BCI) can enable people with paralysis to directly operate an off-the-shelf tablet device just by thinking about making cursor movements and clicks.
The new version of the TWIICE walking-assistance system is not only lighter, more comfortable and more powerful, but patients can also put it on and use it themselves.
The Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU) recently developed a robotic arm to facilitate self-help and upper-limb mobile rehabilitation for stroke patients.
Researchers are working on an interactive robot called Pharos that will help the elderly with their daily household chores.
Scientists have developed an ultra-light glove that enables users to feel and manipulate virtual objects. Their system provides extremely realistic haptic feedback and could run on a battery, allowing for unparalleled freedom of movement.
Robots that assist the elderly while adapting to the culture of the individual they are caring for are now being tested in retirement homes.
Robots will be able to conduct a wide variety of tasks as well as humans if they can be given tactile sensing capabilities.
K-FLEX, a flexible endoscopic surgical robot developed opens a new chapter for precise and minimally invasive robot-assisted surgery.
Multifunctional ‘smart bandage’ wirelessly monitors a variety of physical signals, from respiration, to body motion, to temperature, to eye movement, to heart and brain activity.
A Brock University research team has created a microscopic robot that has the potential to identify drug resistance to tuberculosis faster than conventional tests.
Made of electronic circuits coupled to minute particles, cell-sized robots could flow through intestines or pipelines to detect problems.
Robotic partial nephrectomy results in better outcomes than either open or laparoscopic partial nephrectomy for patients with early kidney cancer.
In a world premiere, a team of researchers has developed a magnetic 3D printed microscopic robot that can carry cells to precise locations in live animals.
An engineer designed the first neurosurgical robotic system capable of performing bilateral stereotactic neurosurgery inside a MRI scanner.
Researchers have developed a worldwide pioneering robotic exoskeleton which, attached to a robotic wheelchair, helps people with varying degrees of disability carry out daily activities on their own.
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Prosthetics for arms and legs have evolved from the rudimentary wooden appendages of just a few decades ago.
Machine learning network offers personalized estimates of children’s behavior.
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The first comprehensive study comparing the outcomes of robotic surgery to those of traditional open surgery in any organ has found that the surgeries are equally effective in treating bladder cancer.
A drinking solution containing millions of tiny electronic sensors disguised as bacteria could helppatients in tracking their illness.
Electronic ‘skin’ will enable amputees to perceive through prosthetic fingertips.
Researchers have created an automated blood drawing and testing device that provides rapid results,could speed hospital work, enhance healthcare.
Drones are now heralded as a solution to a problem that's bedeviled emergency medical personnel for years.
Researchers developed a novel method of growing whole muscles from hydrogel sheets impregnated with myoblasts and incorporated these muscles into a biohybrid robot.
Patients undergoing physical rehabilitation at Rush for paralyzing injuries are being aided by a robotic suit designed to help raise people to full height and walk.
A robotics company has launched the world's first medically certified 3D printed artificial arms for amputees.
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.
Robotic cane with 3D camera can accurately guide user to chosen location, avoiding obstacles.
Scientists have developed a soft that valve paves the way for fully soft robots.
Egidijus Pelanis, a medical doctor at Oslo University Hospital, explains how extended realities is applied in the operating room.
Researchers examined people’s emotional response to cloned faces, which could soon become the norm in robotics.
To enhance human-robot collaboration, researchers at Loughborough University have trained an AI to detect human intention.
Researchers have developed a biocompatible energy storage device.
Exoskeleton-assisted rehabilitation can be beneficial in treating stroke survivors.
For the first time, a steerable catheter will give neurosurgeons the ability to steer the device in any direction they want while navigating the brain's arteries and blood vessels.
Researchers have inserted small magnetic beads into muscle tissue within an amputated residuum for more precise control of prosthetic limbs.
Thanks to their swimming robot modeled after a lamprey, EPFL scientists may have discovered why some vertebrates are able to retain their locomotor capabilities after a spinal cord lesion.
A study shows that magnetic millirobots can climb slopes, move against fluid flow and precisely deliver substances to neural tissue.
Preliminary findings by Kessler researchers show that the use of a robotic exoskeleton during inpatient rehabilitation for acute stroke may improve function.
Engineers and ophthalmologists have developed a robotic imaging tool that can automatically detect and scan a patient's eyes for markers of different eye diseases.