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Robots in healthcare are becoming more widely used for moving supplies, dispensing medication, and conducting precise surgical operations. In addition, AI is helpful for diagnosis and interacting with patients. Prosthetics, human-machine interfaces, and assistive technology are also developing.

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Researchers Build Flexible Robotic ‘Exosuit’ for Mobility Assistance

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British RAS Community Rallies Around Manufacturing, Logistics

The U.K. manufacturing and logistics sector has joined several events focusing on how British RAS can help improve efficiency and provide competitive advantage. However, can academic-industrial partnerships overcome the U.K.'s lag in industrial automation?

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InTouch Health Positions Itself for Public Offering

InTouch Health Positions Itself for Public Offering

InTouch Health, a developer of technologies that enable physicians to remotely perform real-time consults and diagnosis with hospital patients, recently raised $10 million in a private placement. $6 million of the funding came through Beringea, Michigan’s largest venture capital firm,...

What’s Up with Hansen Medical?

What’s Up with Hansen Medical?

The story of Hansen Medical is a Silicon Valley cautionary tale repeated by various technology companies over the last few decades. Initial success and millions of dollars in venture capital funding often lead management to take shortcuts to maintain early...

IMRIS Continues to Build on Solid 2009 with NeuroArm Acquisition

IMRIS Continues to Build on Solid 2009 with NeuroArm Acquisition

IMRIS Inc. (TSX:IM), a provider of neurosurgical, neurovascular, and cardiovascular interventional suites that incorporate real-time imaging systems, continued a string of positive news with the acquisition of NeuroArm Surgical Ltd. (NASL), a privately held developer of magnetic resonance-compatible neurosurgical robot...

Vecna Throws Hat into Robotics Ring

Vecna Throws Hat into Robotics Ring

Vecna has made inroads into the defense robotics market, but its QC Bot hospital courier and a repurposed medical version of its BEAR battlefield extraction and rescue robot have the best chance for commercial success in the near term.

Why Surgical Robotics Is Unstoppable

Why Surgical Robotics Is Unstoppable

Studies focused on the medical benefits of robotically assisted surgery abound. The sheer number of such articles, as well as the benefits that these studies highlight and quantify, portend a strong and growing market. However, other indicators, equally valid, also...

Touch Bionics Focuses on i-LIMB Hand, Upper Body Prosthetics

Touch Bionics Focuses on i-LIMB Hand, Upper Body Prosthetics

Summery: Scotland based Touch Bionics has released the first commercial fully-articulated artificial hand – the well regarded and award winning i-Limb. The product itself, which is the result of more than 20 years of R&D work, looks and acts like...

Maxon Motors Microdrives Certified as Surgical Implants

Maxon Motors Microdrives Certified as Surgical Implants

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By passing the demanding ISO 13485 certification test, Maxon Motors’ microdrives are good enough for implantation in humans. Maxon Medical announced that it achieved in December an international certification that confirms the reliability of its microdrives. The company which is...