26 Jul '16, 5pm

The Future of Robotic Surgery: Snake-Like Bots That Glide Into Orifices

The Future of Robotic Surgery: Snake-Like Bots That Glide Into Orifices

Letting a snake-like robot glide into your mouth and down your throat may sound a bit alarming. Letting such a robot glide into any of your other orifices may sound more alarming still. But the Flex Robotic System from Medrobotics, in Raynham, Mass., has earned high praise from a head and neck surgeon who has sent it snaking down 19 of his patients’ throats as of today. “It really is changing the way I do business,” says David Goldenberg , director of otolaryngology surgery at the Penn State Hershey Medical Center. “It is the future of head and neck surgery.” His surgical colleagues in the colorectal and OB-GYN departments are also planning clinical trials using the Flex, Goldenberg told IEEE Spectrum . The Flex entered the U.S. market just last year (and the European market the year before that), and getting it approved by regulators was no easy task, Medrobotics executiv...

Full article: http://spectrum.ieee.org/the-human-os/biomedical/devices/...

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