Real Robotics: Most Advanced Robotic Models in Medicine Today

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Real Robotics: Most Advanced Robotic Models in Medicine Today


The medical field has adopted cutting-edge technology with the next generation of robotics. Doctors and patients are already benefiting from this technology. 

Healthcare today is utilizing a wave of cutting-edge technology with the next generation of robotics. Doctors and patients are the beneficiaries of such devices and they are increasing life spans and prognoses. Four areas have been the focus of this initiative include patient care, diagnostic testing, laboratory, and hospital maintenance. Here is a look at what the most advanced robotic models bring to the table.

Patient Care

Existing robotic innovation and its continued evolution provides exceptional patient care at lower costs and with higher incidents of cure. One example is with surgical intervention at in-patient and out-patient facilities. These new tools provide surgeons the ability to take accuracy to new levels with smaller incisions. Examples of patient benefits include minimal blood loss and fewer days in the hospital. Occupational and physical therapy is also bolstered with patients resuming normal activities faster.

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Diagnostic Testing

The revolution in genome mapping uses robotics for patient gene sequencing. This allows physicians to tailor protocols during traditional care and experimental trials. It proactively predicts threats before symptoms present, from existing diseases such as cancer and Alzheimer’s. Once symptoms do occur, doctors can use specific drugs that are proven to deliver the best outcomes. This technique has been such a boon that a repository is available for providers to use as a baseline for certain demographics and diseases.

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Doctors need test results in a timely manner to start treatments. To meet this expectation, laboratories are another segment of healthcare that has reaped the rewards of robotics like never before. They rely heavily on resources such as automatic supplies like accurate automated colony picking that work seamlessly to deliver results. In addition, ultra-modern instruments from cutting-edge labs like Hudson Robotics take on the role of precisely measuring and processing results with fewer human errors.

Hospital Maintenance

Infection control in the hospital setting continues to be a challenge in a variety of facilities. Robotics is a state-of-the-art option that prevents the spread of germs and infections. Healthcare workers no longer need to be put at risk with the contaminated waste of patients. In some scenarios, robots actually take on some direct care responsibilities for those with Ebola and other highly contagious diseases.

The versatility of robotics from a variety of manufacturers has the medical industry rightfully excited. The newly associated equipment and procedures have the potential to mitigate recovery times, decrease misdiagnosis, and limit the spread of infections. A caveat is the costs of medical care will continue to decline as this evolution grows.

By Brooke ChaplanEmbed

Author Bio - 33rd Square contributor Brooke Chaplan is recent graduate of New Mexico University where she studied journalism. She loves to hike, bike, run and explore around her home in Los Lunas, New Mexico. She also enjoys blogging about health, fitness, fashion and many other topics.


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