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J&J Launches Robotic Surgery Company

Scott Huennekens, Verb Surgical's President and CEO. (Photo credit: Verb Surgical)

Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon and Verily Life Sciences LLC (formerly Google Life Sciences) has formed a surgical robotics company called Verb Surgical Inc. The company hopes to use machine learning, robotic surgery, instrumentation, advanced visualization, and data analytics to improve patient outcomes, lower costs, and greater hospital efficiency. …

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Tele-Operated Robot For Performing Ultrasounds in Development

This robot is designed to conduct prenatal ultrasound exams on pregnant women in remote locations. (Photo credit: Waseda University.)

A robot designed to give an ultrasound exam to a pregnant woman is being developed at Waseda University in Japan. Such a system has never been developed in the past due to safety concerns regarding the weight of the equipment. But this system, made by Professor …

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Nursing Robot Designed to Assist on Hospital Rounds

The Terapio medical round support robot can record vital signs and display data, as it follows the doctor or nurse from patient to patient. (Photo credit: Toyohashi University of Technology.)

Researchers at Toyohashi University of Technology in Japan have developed a robot call Terapio, intended to replace the traditional medical cart used by doctors and nurses during their rounds in a hospital. The mobile, autonomous robot can deliver resources and record information as doctors visit with patients. A paper outlining the robot …

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Robot Surgeon

Put into service in October 2006 at Greenwich Hospital in Greenwich, Connecticut, the Da Vinci Surgical System is the first robotic surgical technology to be offered in a medical facility in Connecticut. “Mr. DaVinci,” as the robot is called at the hospital, includes four arms

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