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Perspectives On Robots In The OR

Tue, 04/30/2013 - 9:05am
A.J. Smith, Director of Product Marketing, Honeywell Sensing and Control

Robotic technologies combined with improved sensors and sophisticated intelligence will make inroads into many aspects of medical care, including surgical centers and operating rooms. With a proven ability to automate actions with outstanding repeatability and reliability, the opportunity exists for robots to move into non-critical and routine medical procedures.

Many surgical patients may not have confidence in complex medical procedures that are completely done by a robot. However, they may feel comfortable with the use of a robotic medical device that is being monitored and controlled by a trained medical technician who can ensure that the procedure is being completed according to best practices and is available to handle anything unexpected or any emergency that develops.

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