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TRU-D SmartUVC Robots Help Hospitals Improve Patient Safety and Lower Financial Burden

TRU-D SmartUVC Robots Help Hospitals Improve Patient Safety and Lower Financial Burden

Reports have shown that hospital-acquired infections (HAIs) are costing hospitals more than $33 billion annually. Additionally, on average one in 25 patients acquires an HAI while being treated. As a result, many hospital leaders are looking for tools, such as TRU-D SmartUVC, that promote patient safety and ensure high reimbursement payments – keeping both their patient population and their operating budgets as healthy as possible. [More]
Advanced Prosthetic Hand with Acute Sense of Touch

Advanced Prosthetic Hand with Acute Sense of Touch

A prosthetic hand, which provides a sense of touch acute enough to handle an egg, has been completed and is now exploited by the NEBIAS project after 10 years of EU-funded research. The world’s most advanced bionic hand was tested with the help of amputee Dennis Aabo Sørensen who was able to grasp objects intuitively and identify what he was touching, while blindfolded. [More]
Robot Successfully Induces Feeling of Ghostly Presence

Robot Successfully Induces Feeling of Ghostly Presence

People don't really tend to see ghosts or guardian angels as much as "feel" them, and now researchers reporting in the Cell Press journal Current Biology on November 6 think they know where that "feeling of a presence" (FoP) phenomenon comes from, based on studies of 12 patients with various neurological conditions. [More]
Global Prosthetics Leader, Ottobock, Licences Intellectual Property from Ekso Bionics

Global Prosthetics Leader, Ottobock, Licences Intellectual Property from Ekso Bionics

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today they have formalized a licensing agreement providing intellectual property to Ottobock, the global leader in prosthetics and an innovator in the field of neuro-rehabilitation. [More]
Hansen Medical's Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter Granted CE Marking for Use in Peripheral Vasculature

Hansen Medical's Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter Granted CE Marking for Use in Peripheral Vasculature

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced the Company's Magellan™ 6Fr Robotic Catheter has received European Conformity (CE) Marking for use in the peripheral vasculature. Achieving this milestone allows the Company to market the Magellan 6Fr Robotic Catheter in Europe and other countries that require the CE Mark. [More]
U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley Acquires Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley Acquires Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

Standing at 5 feet 2 inches tall, U.S. Air Force Hospital Langley’s newest staff member doesn’t initially have a commanding presence. However, after five minutes, its impact has the potential to save countless lives around the world. [More]
North Bay Sonoma Valley Hospital Acquires Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

North Bay Sonoma Valley Hospital Acquires Xenex Germ-Zapping Robot

Sonoma Valley Hospital is the first hospital in the North Bay to acquire Xenex Disinfection Services’ germ-zapping robot. This state-of-the-art disinfection device enhances patient safety through an environmentally friendly technology that uses pulsed xenon ultraviolet (UV) light to quickly destroy bacteria, viruses, mold and other pathogens in patient areas throughout the hospital. [More]
Robots Can Protect Ebola Workers in Nine Ways

Robots Can Protect Ebola Workers in Nine Ways

Dr. Robin R. Murphy, Raytheon Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering and director of the Center for Robot Assisted Search and Rescue (CRASAR) has identified nine ways robots can protect Ebola workers. Murphy also cautions that military and civilian robots often do not directly transfer to disaster situations and more work is needed to identify the use cases for robots. [More]
Hansen Introduces Sensei X2 Robotic System to the US and European Markets

Hansen Introduces Sensei X2 Robotic System to the US and European Markets

Hansen Medical, Inc., a global leader in intravascular robotics, today announced the Sensei X2 Robotic System is commercially available in the U.S. and European Union. Sensei X2 is a technological leap forward; featuring faster processing speeds, enhanced image integration, and a lower profile design. Launch of Sensei X2 is a key milestone as Hansen continues to deliver on its pipeline of innovative robotic platforms for electrophysiology procedures. [More]
Soft Robotics Inspires Baymax Balloon-Like Robot in Disney Movie

Soft Robotics Inspires Baymax Balloon-Like Robot in Disney Movie

When Don Hall saw a robot arm made of balloons while visiting Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute several years ago, he knew instantly that Baymax, a pivotal character in the animated feature he was co-directing for Disney, also would be an inflatable robot. [More]
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