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Functional MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehab Device Helps Stroke Victims

Functional MRI-Compatible Hemiparesis Rehab Device Helps Stroke Victims

The repetitive facilitation exercise (RFE) is one of the most common rehabilitation tactics for stroke patients attempting to regain wrist movement. Stroke hemiparesis individuals are not able to move that part of their body because they cannot create a strong enough neural signal that travels from the brain to the wrist. [More]
Study Determines Long-Term Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Study Determines Long-Term Effectiveness of Robot-Assisted Surgery for Prostate Cancer

Robot-assisted surgery to remove cancerous prostate glands is effective in controlling the disease for 10 years, according to a new study led by researchers at Henry Ford Hospital. [More]
SPC Nottwil Trains Physiotherapists with Ekso GT Robotic Exoskeleton for Neurorehabilitation

SPC Nottwil Trains Physiotherapists with Ekso GT Robotic Exoskeleton for Neurorehabilitation

Ekso Bionics Holdings, Inc., a robotic exoskeleton company, announced today that SPC Nottwil has finished training their team of physiotherapists with their Ekso GT™ robotic exoskeleton for neurorehabilitation and started to book patients to learn how to walk again. [More]
Bacterial Robotics Reports Findings on BactoBot Research to Target and Kill Cholesteatoma

Bacterial Robotics Reports Findings on BactoBot Research to Target and Kill Cholesteatoma

Bacterial Robotics, a synthetic biology firm developing ViruBots™ and BactoBots™, announces research findings from its National Science Foundation (NSF) Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) Phase I award that concluded 30 June 2014. [More]
Deformable Surgical Robots Could Move Through the Body

Deformable Surgical Robots Could Move Through the Body

In the movie “Terminator 2,” the shape-shifting T-1000 robot morphs into a liquid state to squeeze through tight spaces or to repair itself when harmed. [More]
Study Evaluates Surgeons’ Cognition During Robot-Assisted Surgery

Study Evaluates Surgeons’ Cognition During Robot-Assisted Surgery

What clues might brain metrics hold about the skill levels of surgeons who perform robot-assisted surgeries? Looking for better ways to assess the proficiency of surgeons performing these complex procedures, researchers at Roswell Park Cancer Institute (RPCI) and the University at Buffalo (UB) determined whether cognitive assessment can effectively measure the expertise of robotic surgeons with varying levels of experience. [More]
UPMC Passavant Receives ‘Violet’ UV Disinfecting Robot

UPMC Passavant Receives ‘Violet’ UV Disinfecting Robot

UPMC today unveiled the latest in its growing cadre of disinfecting robots that use ultraviolet (UV) light to sanitize hospital operating and patient rooms. [More]
Free Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for the Poor at World Laparoscopy Hospital

Free Laparoscopic and Robotic Surgery for the Poor at World Laparoscopy Hospital

Surgeons and Gynecologists at the World Laparoscopy Hospital are offering an innovative way of helping the poor and uninsured patients. The highly skilled surgeons will be providing free minimally invasive surgery too all those who are in need of health care. [More]
Bryan Medical Center Purchases Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance System with Brain Module

Bryan Medical Center Purchases Mazor Robotics’ Renaissance System with Brain Module

Mazor Robotics Ltd., a developer of innovative guidance systems and complementary products, announced today that it has received the first order for its Renaissance system since the commercial launch of the brain surgery module. [More]
Rapid Adoption of Surgical Robotic Systems May Lead to Adverse Events for Patients

Rapid Adoption of Surgical Robotic Systems May Lead to Adverse Events for Patients

Researchers at the University of California, San Diego School of Medicine have found that the risk of patient harm increased two-fold in 2006 – the peak year that teaching hospitals nationwide embraced the pursuit of minimally invasive robotic surgery for prostate cancer. Results of the study are published in the July 2 online issue of JAMA Surgery. [More]