10/30/2013, Facial hair is something the majority of men are both gifted and cursed with as many of us can take a quick nap to find a full bush sitting above our upper lip, while there are those who have tried for several years, but can’t even achieve a short stubble. That’s why Istanbul, Turkey has become the hot spot if you want to obtain a mustache implant.
10/15/2013, When doctors are preparing for their upcoming surgery, you probably think they’re studying all kinds of charts and diagrams as they carefully cut away at their slices of breakfast ham. Getting both their hands and minds ready for the upcoming task is probably as important as the surgery itself, although a group of surgeons in Florida Hospital Celebration Health have been known to do some gaming prior to their upcoming […]
08/09/2013, Robots do come in pretty handy if they are programmed in the right manner and are headed in the correct direction of course, such as the SkySweeper which is 3D printed and intends to help lower the cost of inspecting power lines, while there is also a shark tracking robot that will do its bit to help scientists with a heart for the environment to keep track of the world’s […]
06/27/2013, Google Glass has been used by a doctor to live-stream an operation.
05/24/2013, UCLA Health Systems decided to broadcast a brain surgery live on Twitter, Vine and Instagram.
04/09/2013, The da Vinci surgical robot, developed by Intuitive Surgical, can now be found in a quarter of all hospitals in the country. So far it has been used to perform around 400,000 procedures. According to new report the FDA is now investigating this popular surgical robot as reports of incidents have increased over the past year, in which 500 incidents were reported, including several deaths. As of now there are […]
03/27/2013, Getting a robot to perform surgery on you might sound like a good idea, especially when you have the kind of medical technology at your disposal, such as the one seen in the movie Prometheus. Well, that works only when everything in said robot works well, coupled with fantastic artificial intelligence to assess the medical situation and perform all of the right moves. Robotic arms lack the nerves that might […]
07/26/2011, It’s amazing how far technology has come, back in the day who would’ve thought that we’d be able to replace our malfunctioning lungs with an artificial lung? Some researchers at the Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) have come up with an easily portable and implantable artificial lung and here’s the best part: it is said to work with regular air. Currently, artificial lungs required pure oxygen in order to function […]
07/11/2011, Some surgeons in Spain announced that they’ve completed the world’s first double-leg transplant earlier today. While the results of the operation aren’t conclusive yet, it is a noteworthy achievement for Pedro Cavadas who has performed similar breakthrough operations in the past. He carried out the first double arm transplant in Spain and second in the world back in 2008, while in 2009 he performed Spain’s first face transplant. The double […]
06/09/2011, Everybody deserves a birthday party – even if you weren’t “born” but created instead. Which is the case with Blinky the Surgeonator. This highly advanced robot that has been responsible for performing over 400 pediatric robot assisted surgeries since its inception recently turned 5 and was thrown a birthday party by the folks over at Seattle Children’s Hospital. It received a can of WD40 as a present and a silver […]
04/20/2011, In the ever expanding field of technology being used in medicine, we know that the iPad has been pretty much a staple of every doctor today. But what about its smaller and less talked about brethren, the iPod Touch? Well the folks over at Smith & Nephew together with Brainlab have come up with a way to utilize the portable media player as a surgical instrument. Called the Dash Smart […]
04/01/2011, When you’re a surgeon working in a hospital, and there’s a downtime where you have no patients to operate on, what do you do? You hone your surgery skills by practicing with surgical robotic hands of course. And that’s just what Dr. James Porter did. Using the Swedish-made da Vinci robot, he managed to fold a tiny piece of paper into an airplane. How tiny, you ask? When completed, the […]
03/29/2011, While they say practice makes perfect but in the realm of surgery, you don’t really have a lot to practice with. What surgeons in training have to practice on right now are live patients or animals, and usually living things are not subjects you want to practice your craft on. That is all about to change. SimQuest has announced that they will be releasing the world’s first open-incision surgical sim. […]
01/19/2011, It’s time to add one more item to the ever growing list of things you can do with a Kinect. Previously all we had were fun hacks to play games differently. Now, a group of students from the University of Washington have put forward a more useful way to utilize the Kinect – robot surgery. This breakthrough takes the Kinect to a whole new level – one I don’t even […]