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The return of the automated anesthesiologist

The lifespan of the automated anesthesiologist was short yet tempestuous; obtained US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)’s approval in 2013, reported to be used by four hospitals in 2015, and left the market in March 2016. During which many an anesthesiologist and nurse anesthetist got offended by its promised to replace them and the American…

Hamlyn-awarded surgical robot for remote endoscopic surgery

KAIST develops a flexible, remote endoscopic surgery robot: K-FLEX, which is now undergoing porcine trials since September. Earlier this year, the system was selected as the best robot of the Hamlyn Surgical Robot Challenge [link]. “Successful experiments of pig gallbladder dissection were performed using the  robot, developed entirely (except endoscope module) at KAIST. Doctors are having difficulty with settings used in…