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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
TSolution Announces FDA Approval for a Robot Capable of Performing a Total Knee Replacement
Think Surgical Inc. this week announced that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has granted clearance for it to market the TSolution One system for total knee replacement in the U.S. The robot already has CE Marking, and surgeons have...
October 14, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Mobile YuMi Robot Demos Future of Healthcare Robotics
ABB today opened its first global healthcare research hub on the Texas Medical Center (TMC) campus, in Houston, Texas. ABB showcased a number of concept technologies, including a mobile YuMi robot that assists with laboratory and logistics tasks in hospitals....
October 10, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Quadriplegic Man Uses Exoskeleton to Walk and Move Arms Again for the First Time in Two Years
A four-limb robotic system controlled by brain signals helped a tetraplegic man to move his arms and walk using a ceiling-mounted harness for balance. While the early results are promising, the authors note that the system is a long way...
October 7, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Akili Interactive Develops ‘Prescription Video games’ for ADHD and Other Cognitive Disorders
Akili Interactive is developing a range of ‘prescription video games’ that combine specialised algorithms with cutting-edge gaming tech to improve cognitive function in various patient groups with neurological disorders. How exactly does this form of digital therapy work, and what...
October 3, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Diligent Robotics Raises $3M in Seed Funding, Launches Moxi Hospital Robot
Diligent Robotics Inc. today announced that it has finished beta testing of its Moxi robot, which is designed to assist hospital personnel. The company also announced that it has raised $3 million in seed funding. Recognized innovators Andrea Thomaz and Vivian Chu co-founded Diligent Robotics in...
October 2, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Neocis Announces FDA 510(k) Clearance of Additional Drill for Use with Yomi® 
Neocis, Inc., the leader and innovator in dental implant surgery using advanced robotics, today announced a 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for a new dental drill for use with Yomi. This new clearance leads to...
October 1, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
FDA Grants Breakthrough Status to Aurora’s Concussion Treatment
There were 2.5 million emergency department visits related to traumatic brain injuries in the U.S. in 2014, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Trends seen in the run up to 2014, the last year on which CDC has...
September 26, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Ethicon Launches Industry’s First Powered Circular Stapler
To help address a serious complication associated with colorectal, gastric and thoracic surgery, Johnson & Johnson Medical Devices Companies* announced today that Ethicon** has launched the industry’s first powered circular stapler. The ECHELON CIRCULAR Powered Stapler reduces leaks by 61%...
September 26, 2019
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Ambulatory Surgery Center Growth Accelerates: Is Medtech Ready?
An increase in the number of surgical procedures taking place at ambulatory care centers could change the playing field for medtech companies, according to a new report by Bain & Co. The management consulting firm predicted that procedures at these stand-alone centers...
September 26, 2019
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