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.

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

OR without surgeon: science fiction or realistic scenario?

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.

Surgical robots could make radical prostatectomy safer

Surgical robots could make radical prostatectomy safer

Researchers have developed a minuscule robot that could revolutionize surgical procedures for treating prostate cancer.

An origami-inspired patch for sealing internal injuries

An origami-inspired patch for sealing internal injuries

The patch, which can be folded around surgical tools, may someday be used in robotic surgery to repair tissues and organs.

A novel ink to 3D print bone with living cells

A novel ink to 3D print bone with living cells

3D printers may one day become a permanent fixture of the operating theatre after scientists showed they could print bone-like structures containing living cells.

A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A laser-steering microrobot for surgeons

A microrobotic opto-electro-mechanical device able to steer a laser beam with high speed and a large range of motion could enhance the possibilities of minimally invasive surgeries.

4D-simulator breakthrough in brain surgery

4D-simulator breakthrough in brain surgery

A new training technology will improve patient safety during future procedures: a new 4D simulator enables the planning, testing and optimization of the procedure.

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