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Robot assistants to give surgeons a leg-up

4/20/15


(The Australian) - Australian researchers are exploring the use of robot assistants to help undertake knee ­arthro­scopies and other minimally invasive surgeries.

The use of robots was expected to slash patient waiting lists, simplify training for new surgeons and prolong their labour-intensive careers.

Queensland University of Technology and the Australian Centre for Robotic Vision are tackling key medical issues with affordable, simple robotic devices.

The project team is made up of orthopedic surgeon Ross Crawford, roboticist Jonathan Roberts and biologist Anjali Jaiprakash.

Full article here:

http://www.theaustralian.com.au/business/technology/robot-assistants-to-give-surgeons-a-legup/news-story/aa5bb3309e0656f49f660548ea435d14

 


 


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