An ultra-thin, inflatable device that uses a combination of soft robotic fabrication techniques and microfluidics can be used to treat the most severe forms of pain without the need for invasive surgery.
Emerging technologies are transforming the way surgical procedures are done. We will give an overview on new applications of surgical robotics, immersive realities such as augmented and virtual reality, 3D printing, and digitalization in the OR.
New research could help surgeons perform liver resections with greater accuracy and deliver improved patient outcomes.
X-ray vision, context-sensitive guidance, coordinator, training assistant and more: augmented reality (AR) has hit the OR.
Researchers have used 3D bioprinting technology to create custom-shaped cartilage. They aim to make it easier for surgeons to safely restore the features of skin cancer patients living with nasal cartilage defects after surgery.
Scientists have found that a simple device can reduce swelling after kidney transplantation. Clinical trial shows shortened hospital stay for patients and reduced surgical site infections by almost 60 percent.
Researchers have repaired traumatic injuries to the skin and bones in a rat model using bioprinting during surgery.
Medtronic partners with Surgical Theater to provide the first augmented reality platform for use in real-rime during complex cranial procedures.
Professor Dr Henning Windhagen is a great fan of semi-automatic systems in the OR that help with implants but leave the surgeon in the driver’s seat.
Researchers have demonstrated MRI compatibility in their soft electrode arrays – a crucial step in translation to the clinic.
Researchers have fabricated 3D scaffold implants containing antibiotics at high temperatures. These scaffolds support bone regeneration and manage the bone infections.
Researchers are developing 3D technologies for surgeons. The aids for surgery planning are particularly advanced.
Researchers have shown that lab-created heart valves implanted in young lambs for a year were capable of growth within the recipient.