Tag: "robot" at medical news
National Science Foundation Awards Knowledge And Distributed Intelligence Grants
...the model will be analyzed from the perspective of robot
balance and leg control. The researchers hope to develop a model of human (primate) cerebellar system function that is physiologically, neuroanatomically and quantitatively accurate, and also fully comprehensible in engineering terms. Anticipated a...
Robotic technology to help Ohio State University heart surgeons
arms to be inserted through one-inch slits inthe chest. The arms then manipulate various surgical instruments inside of the closed chest, reducingthe trauma to the pa...
Robotic physical therapy improves movement long after stroke
SAN ANTONIO, Feb. 8 While the word robot
conjures up Danger, Will Robinson images for many Americans, a diminutive 30-inch robot
named MIT-Manus is challenging conventional wisdom about stroke rehabilitation, according to a preli...
Scientific society offers development sessions for industrial members
... challenges also will be presented. An anthrobotic robot
will be on display in the booth on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday Bruce T. Cundiff, director of Automotive, American Plastics Council, Troy, Mich. Polymer trends: the role of engineered plastics in the automotive industry Monday, April 8, 12:30 p.m....
Nanotech control device developed
...use one of these devices to precisely position the robot
performing the surgery. Kim's device achieves six degrees of freedom. That is, it moves on three axes - forward and backward, left and right, up and down - and in a circle around each of those axes, unlike conventional positioning devices that move ...
DARPA to support development of human brain-machine interfaces
...derived signals into control commands to operate a robot
arm. Mandayam Srinivasan's laboratory will devel...tile feedback signals to animal subjects operating robot
arms, and Harvey Wiggins of Plexon Inc. in Dallas will supply hardware and software that will enabl...
Surgeons perform nation's first Zeus robotics system-assisted gastric bypass surgery
...she says. "The doctor is still in control, but the robot
assisted him in internal suturing, resulting in a very fine incision which is barely noticeable. I don't feel like I've even had an operation."...
Robo-thespians help mothers of kids with cancer
...en, a sick son and a well daughter, represented by robot
thespians. The 'bots present problems in scripted interactions which Carmen then discusses with another 'bot character, a counselor named Gina. The live mother taking the course is able to control the actions of Carmen by choosing thoughts -- present...
Monkeys consciously control a robot arm using only brain signals
...s monkeys to consciously control the movement of a robot
arm in real time, using only signals from their br...ists said that the animals appeared to operate the robot
arm as if it were their own limb. The scientists and engineers said their achievement represents an ...
Brain signals from the paralyzed or injured captured by computer
... is extending their work in cortical prostheses to robot
control. Previously the group showed that closed-l...tual reality display. Although learning to use the robot
as a tool seems to be more difficult for the animal, it has nevertheless learned to use the robot
Evidence that memories are consolidated during sleep
...his colleagues used to enable monkeys to control a robot
arm, an achievement announced in October 2003. The researchers next exposed the rats to four kinds of novel objects in the dark, since largely nocturnal rodents depend on the sense of touch via their whiskers to investigate their environment. The fou...
Robotic surgery for young heart patients shortens hospital stay and speeds recovery, study indicates
... possible by the surgeon-controlled, camera-guided robot
system can give the same surgical result as open-c...e the added expense of operating room time and the robot
itself, Ohye feels that the machine will more than offset its costs over time by reducing the time a...
Creators of robot for the elderly to demonstrate technologies at Future of Aging Services Conference
...ll demonstrate "Pearl," an artificial-intelligence robot
designed to assist the elderly, and a handheld rem...yment for places, people and situations in which a robot
is not needed. For example, she is adapting the technology used in Pearl to provide timely reminders...
Human studies show feasibility of brain-machine interfaces
... laboratory, in which monkeys learned to control a robot
arm using only their brain signals. In the initial... obvious application of such technology would be a robot
arm for a quadriplegic, he and his colleagues are planning other devices as well. One would be a neu...
Robotic technology teaches spinal cord injury patients to walk again
...r ago is learning to walk again with the help of a robot
named Lokomat at UT Southwestern Medical Center at... device to teach Mr. Benefield to walk again. The robot
provides "gait training" by teaching a patient's spinal cord and brain, with sensory information, to...
Patients happy with robo-doc
...ers in Hopkins' Department of Urology introduced a robot
electronically linked to a physician to augment th...uman torso, in a Star Wars "R2D2" sort of way, the robot
sports a computer screen for a head, a video camera for eyes and a speaker for a mouth. It "walks,"...
New understanding of neural circuits may help development of thought-controlled prosthetic devices
... experiments the monkeys controlled movements of a robot
arm using the same joystick. The robot
was invisible to the monkeys, but the cursor provided visual feedback of the robot's position. ...
New Jersey Institute of Technology pioneers new way to teach engineers
...000 grant to develop studio courses, including the robot
surgery class. And the New Jersey Commission on Higher Education funded the purchase of high-tech biomedical equipment used in the two studios. Studio learning is an alternative to the conventional way of education engineers: a long lecture, followed...
New technique scans electrical 'brainscape'
...ension of that used to enable monkeys to control a robot
arm using only their brain signals, which Nicolelis and his colleagues reported in 2003. "Now, however, we are recording broader brain signals -- hundreds, perhaps thousands," said Nicolelis. "By filtering and analyzing them, we can actually...
Honorary doctors, 2005
...this access to hypermodern medical technology. The robot
has enabled surgeons at Karolinska Institutet to develop pioneering keyhole methods for surgical interventions on the prostate and the bladder, and is considerably less uncomfortable and distressing for the patient than existing techniques. Donations...