A man paralyzed by gunshot more than a decade ago can shake hands, drink beer and play "rock, paper, scissors" by controlling a robotic arm with his thoughts, researchers reported. Two years ago, doctors in California implanted a pair of tiny chips into the brain of Erik Sorto that decoded his thoughts to move the free-standing robotic arm. The 34-year-old has been working with researchers and occupational therapists to practice and fine-tune his movements. It's the latest attempt at creating mind-controlled prosthetics to help disabled people gain more independence. In the last decade, several people outfitted with brain implants have used their minds to control a computer cursor or steer prosthetic limbs. Full Article:
3-D printing could really change medical research. Important questions can be answered, saving both time and money, as 3-D-printed models give surgeons new perspectives and opportunities to practice, and patients and their families a deeper understanding of complex procedures.
Revolve Robotics to Demo Integrated Solutions including GeriJoy, JACO, Plantronics, swyMed, and Vidyo at ATA Booth #2226
Revolve Robotics and swyMed Team to Deliver Secure, HIPAA-Compliant Robotic Telepresence for Telemedicine. See It at swyMed's HIMSS Booth #7164
Revolve Robotics, a leading innovator in robotic telepresence, today announced seamless integration between its innovative Kubi robotic telepresence platform and an innovative telemedicine video communications client from swyMed via Revolves Application Programming Interface (API) and Software Development Kit (SDK). Together, these two solutions combine to deliver video collaboration with real-time patient data for remote experts, while also enabling those remote consultants to independently engage and "look around" the remote site in order to better assess the patient.
Revolve Robotics & JACO Expand Integration to Create New, Advanced Telemedicine Solutions; See it at JACO's HIMSS Booth #4712
Revolve Robotics, a leading innovator in robotic telepresence, today announced seamless integration between its innovative Kubi robotic telepresence platform and JACO, a leading manufacturer of mobile computer carts for the healthcare industry. Together, their combined solutions deliver multiple new options for hospitals, physicians, psychiatrists, and other healthcare professionals looking for a mobile platform to deliver engaging, productive telemedicine.
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Piab's Kenos KCS gripper enables a collaborative robot to handle just about anything at any time. Combining Piab's proprietary air-driven COAX vacuum technology with an easily replaceable technical foam that molds itself around any surface or shape, the gripper can be used to safely grip, lift and handle any object. Standard interface (ISO) adapters enable the whole unit to be attached to any cobot type on the market with a body made in a lightweight 3D printed material. Approved by Universal Robots as a UR+ end effector.