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.

Endoscopic robotic system used for treating cancer

Endoscopic robotic system used for treating cancer

Researchers have developed an robotic system to enhance the safety and efficacy of endoscopic submucosal dissection (ESD) for the treatment of gastrointestinal cancer.

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Smart surgery - from technical fascination to clinical reality

Artificial intelligence is developing at an enormous speed and intelligent instruments will profoundly change surgery and medical interventions.

Tool with smart sensors advances cardiac surgery

Tool with smart sensors advances cardiac surgery

A new class of medical instruments equipped with an advanced soft electronics system could improve the diagnoses and treatments of a number of cardiac diseases and conditions.

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

Augmented Reality in the OR: matching man and machine

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.

A 3D printed device to excite nerves

A 3D printed device to excite nerves

A tiny, thin-film electrode with a 3D-printed housing has been implanted in the peripheral nervous system of songbirds, where it successfully recorded electrical impulses that drive vocalizations.

3D printed lifelike heart valve models

3D printed lifelike heart valve models

Researchers have developed a groundbreaking process for multi-material 3D printing of lifelike models of the heart's aortic valve and the surrounding structures.

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