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…

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We need to talk about new targeted neurotechnology

Recently, a group of researchers from the Swiss Federal Institutes of Technology (EPFL), Lausanne University Hospital (CHUV) and The Foundation for Research on Information Technologies in Society (IT’IS) had facilitated three spinal cord injury (SCI) patients to stand and walk again with the use of assistive tools. Wireless electrodes were placed at the lower back…