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.

Nimble robotic arms for delicate surgery

Nimble robotic arms for delicate surgery

Researchers are working to make robotic arms more graceful. The findings could one day allow doctors to remotely perform surgery on a distant battlefield.

Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

Simulator helps robots sharpen their cutting skills

A simulation engine predicts the forces acting on a knife as it cuts through soft materials, a capability that could have applications for safer surgical robotics.

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

Research programme to bioprint ear and noses launched

The Scar Free Foundation has launched a research programme that aims to revolutionise surgeons’ ability to reconstruct nose and ear cartilage in patients affected by facial difference.

3D printed knee implant for arthritis sufferers

3D printed knee implant for arthritis sufferers

A groundbreaking new treatment that uses 3D printed implants and that could bring relief to tens of thousands of knee osteoarthritis sufferers has received approval to be trialled in UK patients.

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

Hip implant simulator for virtual surgery training

The team of the Dynamic HIPS are working on a hip replacement simulator that will help future surgeons to practice the intervention and develop a reality-based feeling for the procedure.

MasSpec Pen shows promise in pancreatic cancer surgery

MasSpec Pen shows promise in pancreatic cancer surgery

The MasSpec Pen has shown to accurately identify tissues and surgical margins directly in patients and differentiate healthy and cancerous tissue from banked pancreas samples.

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