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Robotics are finding a place in the medical field. Learn about the advantages of medical robots, and explore how the technologies are being deployed successfully.

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R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control

A robot can reach some of the smallest bronchial tubes in the lungs — to take tissue samples or deliver cancer therapy. Known as a magnetic tentacle robot, it measures just 2 mm in diameter.

INSIDER: Medical

Put your brick-building skills to the test at MD&M West as you design and construct robots with movable parts to battle it out in the arena. The last bot standing wins. Hosted by master builder...

Special Reports: Design
Medical Robotics - April 2022

Novel biosensors set to revolutionize brain-controlled robotics...micro-robots propelled by air bubbles...a smart artificial hand...major advances in exoskeleton technology. These are just a few of the medical...

From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
2021 definitely hinted at a successful future for medtech, says MDB Editor Sherrie Trigg.
INSIDER: Medical

The medtech field is undergoing another year of volatility as challenges born during the pandemic persist. Yet, the industry is seeing an infusion of innovation,...

INSIDER: Medical

A fluid pump driven by electrochemical reactions is simple, lightweight, and silent, and it enables self-sensing actuation, with potential applications in wearable technology....

INSIDER: Robotics, Automation & Control

Low-cost jelly-like materials can sense strain, temperature, and humidity. And unlike earlier self-healing robots, they can also partially repair themselves...

INSIDER: Medical

Harvard and Boston University have been awarded a grant of $3 million from the State House to support the development of next-generation robotics and wearable...

INSIDER: Sensors/Data Acquisition

Researchers have replaced the traditional blood pressure procedure by replicating the folding mechanisms of the leech in their design of 3-D printable origami sensors. The...

INSIDER: Medical

An innovative human-machine interface (HMI) system, which consists of flexible, multi-layered electronic skin, provides both visual and haptic feedback to users. The system can teleoperate the robot to...

Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The self-powered sensor can be integrated into soft robots or smart clothing.
Briefs: Manufacturing & Prototyping
The twins enable comparison of the effects of different surgical interventions in a patient-specific manner.
Products: Materials
Metal additive manufacturing, high-performance grease, filters, and more.
R&D: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new robotic hand grasps a wide variety of items, including raw eggs.
Briefs: Robotics, Automation & Control
Totimorphic structural materials can achieve any shape.
Briefs: Sensors/Data Acquisition
The sensor can be stretched up to 50 percent with almost the same sensing performance.
Products: Electronics & Computers
Winners will be announced in Medical Design Briefs and here on MedicalDesignBriefs.com.
From the Editor: Robotics, Automation & Control
A new report from research firm Evaluate gives the medtech industry a fair grade for its performance in 2021.
Applications: Packaging & Sterilization
The products that help stop the spread of communicable diseases range from simple to sophisticated.
Features: Robotics, Automation & Control
Despite the growth in MIS advancements over the last two decades, these techniques are still in their adolescence. There is much room for growth.
Applications: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Infiplast, a plastics company for medical devices, was asked to design, prototype, test, and manufacture a critical component for ventilators.
Briefs: Wearables
The device could help guide recovery after treatment for head and neck cancer.
Briefs: Tubing & Extrusion
The device was inspired by nature, specifically insect legs and flagella.
INSIDER: Medical

Tiny tumbling soft robots that can be controlled with rotating magnetic fields can climb slopes, tumble upstream against fluid flow, and deposit substances at precise...

INSIDER: Mechanical & Fluid Systems

Researchers are reporting a breakthrough in the field of materials science and engineering with the development of an electrochemical actuator that uses specialized organic...

INSIDER: Electronics & Computers

Equipped with a color 3D camera, an inertial measurement sensor, and its own on-board computer, a newly improved robotic cane could offer blind and visually impaired users...

Special Reports: Mechanical & Fluid Systems
Medical Robotics - September 2021

Self-propelled nanobots that deliver drugs inside the human body...novel sensors that improve the safety and precision of industrial robots...a dynamic hydrogel material that makes building soft robotic...

Products: Motion Control
Touchless switches, biocompatible adhesives, 3D-printing materials, and more.
Features: Wearables
MD&M West brings together medtech engineers, business leaders, and innovative thinkers to create life-changing medical devices.

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Rapid prototyping technologies play an important role in supporting new product development (NPD) by companies that are working to bring novel and innovative products to market. But in advanced industries where products often make use of multiple technologies, and where meeting a part’s exacting tolerances is essential, speed without precision is rarely enough. In such advanced manufacturing—including the medical device and surgical robotics industries — the ability to produce high-precision prototypes early in the development cycle can be critical for meeting design expectations and bringing finished products to market efficiently.

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