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Unbelievable Advancements: How Mini Robot Surgery is Transforming Healthcare


Figure 1. Mini Robot Enters Blood Vessels, Completes Surgery (Hampson, 2023). Science Photo Library/ Getty Images. Retrieved from www.spectrum.ieee.org


The world of medical technology is constantly evolving, and the latest breakthrough is the use of mini robots to complete surgical procedures. Mini robot surgery has recently been used to enter blood vessels and complete a surgery, making it a revolutionary advancement in healthcare.


Mini robot surgery is a minimally invasive procedure that requires only one small incision. This means that the patient experiences less pain and trauma during the operation, as well as a faster recovery time. The mini robot can be operated remotely by the surgeon, allowing them to have greater control over the procedure while also providing more precise results.


Figure 2. The mini-RCM is controlled by three linear actuators (mini-LAs) that allow it to move in multiple dimensions and help correct hand tremors and other disturbances during teleoperation. Credit: Wyss Institute at Harvard University. Cutting surgical robots down to size (Brownell, 2020). Retrieved from www.wyss.harvard.edu


The mini robot is equipped with high-resolution cameras and sensors that allow it to navigate through narrow passages in the body with ease. It also has two arms which are capable of performing delicate tasks such as cutting or suturing tissue. This makes it ideal for surgeries such as clearing blocked arteries or vessels, which can save lives in serious cases.


The use of mini robots for surgical procedures is still relatively new but its potential benefits are already being realized. With further development, this technology could revolutionize how we approach surgeries in the future.


Sources:

  • https://spectrum.ieee.org/mini-robot-surgeon

  • https://virtualincision.com/worlds-first-surgery-using-mira/

  • https://wyss.harvard.edu/news/cutting-surgical-robots-down-to-size/

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