David Kirkpatrick

November 20, 2009

The medibots are coming

Filed under: Science, Technology — Tags: , , , — David Kirkpatrick @ 4:10 pm

Via KurzweilAI.net — This is a concept that combines a lot of elements — excitement, concern, fear, hope and quite a bit of creepy.

Medibots: The world’s smallest surgeons
New Scientist Health, Nov. 20, 2009

Advances in robotics could revolutionize healthcare, pushing the limits of what surgeons can achieve, from worm-inspired capsules to crawl through your gut, and systems swallowed in pieces that assemble themselves inside the body, to surgical robots that will soon be ready to embark on a fantastic voyage through our bodies, homing in on the part that’s ailing and fixing it from the inside.

Swimming camera capsule (The Royal College of Surgeons / Scuola Superiore Sant’Anna)

 

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1 Comment »

  1. […] I admit I’m running this release for the most part to run the title above (hit this link for part one), but robot-assisted surgery is an idea that will continue to gain acceptance and improve as a […]

    Pingback by The medibots are coming, part two « David Kirkpatrick — February 21, 2010 @ 12:03 pm


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