Keyword: Surgical procedures

NASA Spinoff: Photonics/Optics
Eye surgery patients on Earth are benefiting from early research on the NASA’s James Webb Telescope’s enormous mirrors.
Briefs: Motion Control

MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. With a modified joystick, surgeons...

Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
Surgeons can use the heart model as a tool for planning and practice.
Briefs: Medical
An algorithm that assesses the location of a metal implant and determines the best position of the scanner to avoid distortion.
Briefs: Materials
These textiles could help performers and athletes train their breathing and potentially help patients recovering from post-surgery breathing changes.
Briefs: Materials
Inspired by barnacles, the paste provides an effective way to treat traumatic injuries and help control bleeding during surgery.
Application Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
To have a successful product, one must consider all the required sub-systems to deliver high-quality illumination.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These tactile imaging sensors can measure pressure distribution without using pressure-sensitive materials.
Briefs: Packaging & Sterilization
A novel method was developed to produce an alkaline hydrogel that could improve wound healing.
NASA Spinoff: Robotics, Automation & Control
The interface enables one person to accomplish tasks that previously required two sets of hands.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The device recharges the internal battery of implants without invasive surgery.
Briefs: Medical
This nanoparticle-based adhesive is visible in common imaging techniques such as computed tomography (CT).
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
Medical instruments equipped with a soft electronics system improve diagnostic and therapeutic interventions in minimally invasive surgeries.
5 Ws: Materials
A medical patch can be folded around minimally invasive surgical tools and delivered through airways, intestines, and other narrow spaces.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
The system can recharge the internal battery of devices without invasive surgery or risky penetrative procedures.
Briefs: AR/AI
The system allows multiple users to interact with the same VR app on smartphones, providing opportunities for education, healthcare, and entertainment.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
These hands, with a large grasping force, enable safer human-robot interactions.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
This method enables users to control their robotic fingers precisely enough to gently land on fragile surfaces.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The soft, wearable device simulates the sense of touch and has wide potential in medical and industrial applications.
Q&A: Electronics & Computers
A new class of medical instruments uses flexible electronics to improve patient outcomes in minimally invasive surgeries.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
These implants can provide doctors with regular activity updates and are powered by the patient’s movement.
Briefs: Photonics/Optics
Cancer treatment could be dramatically improved by precisely locating the edges of tumors during surgery to remove them.
Briefs: Wearables
The technology, which could be added to smart watches, could detect the onset of Parkinson’s disease or help with stroke rehabilitation.
Briefs: Electronics & Computers
“EasyPass” would enable smart warehouses, automated factories, and more to operate without delays.
Briefs: Medical
This mini robot improves precision and control of teleoperated surgical procedures.
Briefs: Imaging
Imaging technology used to map the universe shows promise for more accurately and quickly identifying cancer cells in the operating room.
Briefs: Materials
The removable adhesive could make it easier for surgeons to close up internal wounds.
Briefs: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Robot-assisted surgery has advanced dramatically over the past decade in almost every surgical sub-specialty. Robot-assisted surgery is usually performed using surgical robot systems that...

Briefs: Materials
The adhesive that binds wet surfaces within seconds could be used to heal wounds or implant medical devices.