We already have dealt with cool robotics in medicine, but not let’s have a real deep dive. Today there are many modifications of robots who can perform separate actions, pushing the medicine science far ahead. Of course, all latest technologies are widely used during robot production.
As a rule, these metal creatures look non-anthropomorphic and remind remote control machineries. Yes, they probably don’t have flesh and blood inside, but let’s uncover what we can.
Assisting Surgeon Is Easy!
Our TOP Chart is opened with competent assistant for the surgeon during the operation called PenelopeCS. PenelopeCS delivers the instruments to the surgeon during surgery.
Other type of robot is Da Vinci creature. The sensors built into him “understand” the surrounding tissues and can block the actions of the surgeon if he is about to make a wrong action.
It goes without saying, that during several hours of intense and difficult work, the help of someone who does not get tired is very helpful.
When Robot Is A Part Of You
Robotic prosthetics and exoskeletons are a highly IT integrated area of medical robotics. They can give a person with limited mobility the ability to interact normally. Robotic prostheses can also be useful as a mean to restore the joints of legs, removing the load from them.
Invisible Robots Inside Our Body
Mini, micro and nano robots are created to perform tasks inside the body. Science fiction has been dreaming about this for a long time, as it is finally happening!
Still, there are certain challenges, which scientists and creative minds try to overcome:
- problem of tiny engines and batteries
- use of wired systems is not always good and appropriate
- natural attack of body immune system
Still all these problems have their solutions, as micro robots can deliver medicines to special organs and give opportunity to make video from the inside.
Robots Working For Our Wellbeing
Speaking about medical robots one should definitely mention those who do assisting work for hospitals like washing the floor. Here we can call RIBA II. Another example, Helpmate works as a robotic courier in hospitals. He carefully delivers drugs, medical records, food trays, and test results along the corridors. And he does it according to the schedule every day.
As you have noticed, technologies are developing rapidly even in the medicine sphere, and it is great tendency.
However, some people argue that soon such technologies will take the place of human, so less working places will be available. Whether it is true or false, we will find out in the next articles.