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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]
Ekso Bionics Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Pediatric Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Prototype

Ekso Bionics Awarded NIH Grant to Develop Pediatric Rehabilitation Exoskeleton Prototype

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that it has been awarded a P20 Exploratory Grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to continue the development of an exoskeleton prototype for children. [More]
Henry Ford Hospital Joins National Study of Newer Robotic Cancer Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment

Henry Ford Hospital Joins National Study of Newer Robotic Cancer Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment

Henry Ford Hospital has joined a national clinical trial to study the effectiveness of a newer robotic cancer surgery in treating patients with advanced-stage oropharyngeal cancer, a cancer that affects part of the throat, base of tongue, tonsils, soft palate (back of the mouth), and the walls of the pharynx (throat). [More]
Many Hospitals Integrate TRU-D SmartUVC Ebola-Killing Robot into Disinfection Routines

Many Hospitals Integrate TRU-D SmartUVC Ebola-Killing Robot into Disinfection Routines

Regional Medical Center in Orangeburg, South Carolina, and many other hospitals around the country are preparing for the possibility of an Ebola case and rehearsing strict procedures for personal protective equipment. In addition, many of these same hospitals are integrating the use of Ebola-killing robot TRU-D SmartUVC into disinfection routines as an enhancement to already stringent safety guidelines. [More]
Less Invasive Robotically Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Shortens Hospital Stays

Less Invasive Robotically Assisted Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting Surgery Shortens Hospital Stays

Robotically assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery is a rapidly evolving technology that shortens hospital stays and reduces the need for blood products, while decreasing recovery times, making the procedure safer and less risky, says a study presented at the Canadian Cardiovascular Congress. [More]
NIH Supports Development and Testing of Next-Generation Prosthetic Hand Technology

NIH Supports Development and Testing of Next-Generation Prosthetic Hand Technology

Work on the design, development and testing of next-generation prosthetic hand technology by a team of researchers from Arizona State University, Mayo Clinic and the Italian Institute of Technology will proceed with support from the National Institutes of Health (NIH). [More]
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