Faculty members and students affiliated with the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, based at Johns Hopkins, want to transform and improve the way many medical procedures are performed.
Their projects include a snake-like robot, which could allow surgeons to operate more effectively in a patient’s throat, and a steady-head robot, which may someday permit doctors to inject vision-saving medication into a tiny blood vessel within the human eye. Other researchers want to add a sense of touch, also called “haptic feedback,” to robotic surgical tools. Still others are using the data collected by robotic surgery tools to help decipher “the language of surgery,” a mathematical representation of the operating room movements made by skilled physicians.
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