In the next-generation operating room interconnected sensors will collect data, analyse it in real-time and make it available to digital assistance functions.
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.
Researchers have developed a surgical robot that improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
Researchers have invented a new type of surgical glue that can help join blood vessels and close wounds faster and may also serve as a platform to deliver pain relief drugs.
Robotic surgery for patients with early stage, oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer is associated with improved health outcomes, including better long-term survival.
avateramedical GmbH announced the acquisition of FORWARDttc GmbH, an automation technology company with special focus on robotics hard- and software.
Engineers are developing a 3D printed artificial blood vessel that allows doctors and patients to keep tabs on its health remotely.
Researchers have developed a MR visualisation platform which projects multiple imaging modalities to assist intraoperative surgical guidance.
Researchers have developed an artificial liquid retinal prosthesis to counteract the effects of diseases such as retinitis pigmentosa and age-related macular degeneration.
New muscle has successfully been created in mice using a minimally invasive technique dubbed ‘intravital 3D bioprinting’.
The Fraunhofer IBMT is developing the miniaturized ultrasound system for automated monitoring of bladder irrigation.
Dr. Frank Phillips, Professor and Director of the Division of Spine Surgery and the Section of Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery at Rush University Medical Center, completed the first augmented reality (AR) minimally invasive spine surgery.
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.
An anaesthesia team used 3D printing and virtual reality to produce an exact model of the airway of a 7-year-old girl in order to prepare properly for an operation to remove part of her lung.
Sending small electrical currents to the fingertips of someone operating a robotic arm can help surgeons during robot-assisted procedures.
Augmented reality ultrasound has, for the first time, made it possible to superimpose topographical representations of ultrasound images directly on a patient, with the examiner seeing the sectional image in AR glasses.