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Robotics in medicine & the OR

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Robots are frequently used in the OR today. For example, as shown here in the picture, to position instruments stably and constantly.

Areas of application: A wide range of applications for robots in medicine

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In the laboratory, robots can be used as assistance systems to relieve skilled workers by performing repetitive tasks.

Advantages and challenges of robotics in the healthcare sector

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Operating robots have two advantages over human surgeons: they do not tire and they always work with the same precision. Nevertheless, robots will not be operating without human control for the foreseeable future.

Specific application examples from medical robotics

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There are many possible applications for robots in medicine. As shown here, they can support patients during rehabilitation by helping them to walk. This also relieves the burden on specialists, who no longer have to supervise every exercise themselves.

Future trends and developments in robotics and AI in medicine

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In imaging examinations, robotic systems help to align both the devices and the patients correctly and precisely. The picture shows a device for mammography.

Role of artificial intelligence

Challenges and limitations