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Latest Medical & Assistive News
Elective Amputation for a Robotic Replacement
First-ever bionic reconstruction has been performed on three Austrian men who suffered from brachial plexus injuries. (February 28, 2015)

Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker Bionik Inc. for $6.2M
Bionik Corp. Acquires Exoskeleton Maker for $6.2M (February 27, 2015)

What If It’s a Robot that Saves Humanity from Cancer?
Maybe brilliant humans working together with brilliant robots will finally and to a finality solve the evasive riddle of this dreaded disease. (February 05, 2015)

One Man, One Mind Controlling Two Robotic Arms
Wondrous door to a better life suddenly opens for millions of amputees worldwide. (December 18, 2014)

In-Depth Analysis
Exoskeleton Revolution: From Rigid to Soft to Ultra Soft
2014 was a breakout year for exoskeletons. The field is now crowded and very active with competing brands. (November 19, 2014)

Restoration Robotics Raises $45M for Robotic Hair Transplants
Restoration Robotics, a privately held medical robotics company, has raised $45 million in Series C extension funding, which will be used to develop the second generation of its ARTAS robotic hair transplant system. (November 11, 2014)

Medrobotics Closes $20M in Series F Financing
Medrobotics has closed $20 million in Series F funding and will use the money to extend its runway while pursuing commercial launches in Europe and FDA clearance and commercialization in the United States and other global markets. (October 29, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Russ Angold, Co-Founder, Ekso Bionics
Russ Angold, co-founder and president of Ekso Bionics, discuss the evolution, commercialization and challenges of bringing exoskeletons to market. (October 09, 2014)

The Essential Interview: Rich Walker, Shadow Robot Company
Rich Walker, managing director of Shadow Robot Company, discusses his 25-year journey with the company, including evolution of technology, key challenges, the approach to intellectual property and more. (October 02, 2014)

Harvard University Mobility-Enhancing Soft Robotic Exosuit
Harvard University's Soft Robotic ExoSuit consists of a fabric base worn by the user under their pants. The fabric has features which enhance gait by assisting underlying biological muscles. Active components are added through cables attached to motors worn on the waist. (September 30, 2014)

3D Bioprinting Human Tissue the Organovo Way
Today, the company grows human tissue, but aspires to grow entire organs. (September 23, 2014)

Corindus Vascular Raises $26.6M for Healthcare Robotics
Corindus Vascular, developer of the FDA-approved CorPath System, has raised approximately $26.6 million through a Securities Purchase Agreement pursuant. The money will be used for expansion and investment into new products. (September 19, 2014)

HStar Technologies Literally Gives Patients a Lift
HStar technologies develops autonomous mobile robots that can carry patients and large payloads in multiple environments. (August 22, 2014)

U.S. Navy Testing Lockheed Martin Fortis Exoskeletons
The U.S. Navy has signed a contract with RBR50 company Lockheed Martin to test two Fortis exoskeletons help ship maintenance crews perform tasks that require heavy lifting. One exoskeleton will be tested at the Norfolk Naval Shipyard in Virginia, while the other suit will be evaluated at the Puget Sound Naval Shipyard in Washington state. (August 19, 2014)

Research Report
Healthcare Robotics: 2014
New developments, trends, challenges and opportunities in the medical robotics sector. (July 21, 2014)



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