Friday, December 2, 2011

Robotics may impact future surgery


>>In a new paper published online last month in The International Journal of Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, a system is presented for minimally invasive surgery performed with Haptic feedback and visual feedback aids for surgeons. Haptics refers to the sense of touch, specifically the perception of objects as such. In the new work, the case of prostate cancer is examined, due to rising concerns over the effectiveness of robot assisted surgery for this application.

The paper was written jointly by researchers at Hopkins and Robotics and ElectroMechanical Systems, Intelligent Automation, Inc., located in Rockville, MD.

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