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Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Twitter Campaign Challenges Stereotypes
In August 2015, Heather Logghe, MD, then a preliminary surgical resident at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC), saw a tweet with the #ILookLikeAnEngineer hashtag—part of a Twitter campaign launched by female engineers to challenge the stereotype that their profession...
February 22, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Titan Medical Prices $6m Offering
  Titan Medical (CVE:TMD) today priced an 8.9-million-share offering at about 65¢ per share, saying it plans to use the proceeds to continue developing its Sport robot-assisted surgery platform. Toronto-based Titan said it could gross about $5.8 million (C$8 million) from the offering, which...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Performing Surgery on Patients from the Room Next Door… Curious
The surgeon, who has spent 15 minutes gently tearing through tissue, suddenly pauses to gesture ever-so-slightly with his tiny scissors. “Do you see what’s on this side? That’s nerves.” He moves the instrument a few millimeters to the right. “And on this one? That’s...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Group Finds 10 Nontechnical Factors That Influence Safety Culture in Hospitals
A hospital’s “safety culture” is as important as technical elements such as a surgeon’s skill and operating room (OR) equipment for delivering high-quality patient care, according to a new study published online in the Journal of the American College of Surgeons. “The nontechnical skills...
February 10, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Capsule Endoscopy Market Is Anticipated To Reach $886.3M
Global Capsule Endoscopy market is expected to reach USD 886.3 million by 2022; according to a new study by Grand View Research, Inc. Increasing prevalence of colorectal cancer, GI diseases and growing demand for precise and accurate diagnostic tools are expected to drive the capsule...
February 8, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Man Maneuvers Robotic Arm With His Thoughts
Surgeons used a new technique to attach a thought-controlled robot arm directly to an amputee’s stump, giving him a far greater range of motion with the advanced prosthetic limb. The system, involving an implant inserted into the bone at the end of the residual...
January 15, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Legs Take Cues from Humans
For above-knee amputees, walking with a gait akin to biological limb functionality may require a number of physical therapy sessions. “Generally, the higher the amputation level, the more we can expect to see gait deviations, or what some would call limps,” according to...
January 9, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Artist Paints Medical Helmets For Babies
Artist Paula Strawn paints boring white medical helmets for babies into something cool! These helmets are meant to reshape the skulls of children who were born with Flat Head Syndrome. Medical science, man. I love it. related question: How do they fix Big Head...
January 8, 2016
Surgery and Surgical Robotics
Robotic Surgeries Positioned to Surge Over Next Five Years
U.S. surgeons predict a big increase in robot-assisted surgeries over the next five years, especially for colorectal and hernia procedures, according to a survey by RBC Capital Markets. About 15% of surgeries today involve the use of robots, and the figure could hit...
October 27, 2015
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