The robotic technology in the field of medicine is developing rapidly, overcoming numerous challenges like the design of control mechanisms, obstacles in the human body, and many more. Let us look at some use-cases of robotics that are revolutionizing the healthcare sector
Fremont, CA: The introduction of robots has brought a monumental shift in medical technology. From assisting in surgical procedures to helping surgeons make assessments and accomplish works with greater accuracy, robotics has become a game-changer in the healthcare industry.
As the application of robots for surgery is quite a new concept, many of its use-cases are at its nascent stage. The robotic technology in the field of medicine is developing rapidly, overcoming numerous challenges like the design of control mechanisms, obstacles in the human body, and many more. Let us look at some use-cases of robotics that are revolutionizing the healthcare sector.
Complicated Surgeries In addition to the use of robots for surgeries, researchers from the Tokyo Institute of Technology developed an alternative controller of a robotic arm for complicated surgical use. The alternative controller utilizes the two different forms of gripping. The dual approach reduces the effort required by surgeons and provides greater accuracy. The robotic technology for surgeries has covered quite a distance from the first experiment, where 15 surgeons controlled a robotic arm to hit the target holes.
Microrobots Treating Tumors Scientists have proved that a swarm of microrobots, a specially designed robotic platform, can deliver drugs in the human body. The microrobots are constructed to deliver drugs to specific spots inside the human body. These microrobots are controlled and monitored outside the human body, under the supervision of a surgeon or doctor. The microrobots are made from microscopic spheres, composing magnesium metal. They are coated with parylene and gold to resist digestion. These are then injected to the human body with the help of photoacoustic computed tomography that ensures the appropriate site in the body. Tumor in the interior parts of the body is cured with the help of these microrobots that reaches the affected tissue and delivers the medication.
Predicts Early Signs of Disease The micro-sized robots are one of the latest examples of robot-based medtech. Technologists have proved that it is technically possible to guide a tiny robotic capsule inside the colon. This enables the robot to capture micro-ultrasound images, thus predicting the early sign of disease. The micro-sized robots will replace the conventional endoscopic examination, which patients usually find uncomfortable and painful.
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