World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+

super-microsurgical intervention

World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+

Surgeons operate on lymphatic vessels of 0.3 millimeters using Microsure surgical robot

Plastic surgeons at Maastricht UMC+ have used a robotic device to surgically treat lymphedema in a patient. This is the world’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’. The surgeons used the robotic device to suture vessels of 0.3 to 0.8 millimeter in the arm of the patient. The robotic device, created by Eindhoven company Microsure, enhances the surgeon’s precision, making this type of procedure easier to perform. The patient is doing well and the surgeons are enthusiastic. The news of this extraordinary operation has been announced on 27 September, at the 26th World Congress of Lymphology, in Barcelona. Continue reading “World’s first super-microsurgical intervention with ‘robot hands’ at Maastricht UMC+”

“Optical fibre and PIC based biosensors” – Presented by Francisco Cuesta-Soto, iTEAM – Photonics Research Labs

Francisco Cuesta-Soto

Optical fibre and PIC based biosensors – Presented by Francisco Cuesta-Soto, iTEAM – Photonics Research Labs.Photonic technologies provide high performance solutions in the field of diagnostics by the implementation of biosensors. The use of fibre and photonic integrated circuits (PICs) improve the sensing capabilities required for diagnostics into more compact and more robust devices with improved capabilities. Different technological approaches for novel and compact cytometry solutions and photonic components for biosensing in diagnostics will be introduced.

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Wired Wellness: Recent medical technology implemented by hospitals

Recent medical technology advances at Dubuque hospitals can provide patients information via their television screens and vital-sign information at a nurse’s fingertips.

“We are constantly implementing new technology or upgrading technology. There are things constantly going on,” said Kay Takes, president of Mercy Medical Center-Dubuque.

Devices and programs introduced or about to be unveiled streamline information delivery and increase precision during procedures.

“It’s grown exponentially in last 10 years,” said Diana Batchelor, chief nursing officer at UnityPoint Health-Finley Hospital. Continue reading “Wired Wellness: Recent medical technology implemented by hospitals”

“Operators leveraging their low-latency network to open gateway for next era of Computing”, Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM

Healthcare is going to a significant change in the market. The migration to value based pricing is set to disrupt incumbent value chain but also create a new world of opportunity for existing and new players to enter the space. One service that will play a significant role in this evolution will be Remote Patient Monitoring (RPM). Turn-key RPM solutions which include a built-for-purpose gateway and sensors to treat chronic illness have been on the market for many years. Continue reading ““Operators leveraging their low-latency network to open gateway for next era of Computing”, Presented by Karthik Ranjan, ARM”

Which Mobile Health Devices Are Making Headway in Potentially Diagnosing Disease in the Near Future?

The mobile health industry is really making a major impact on patient care throughout the country, as more consumers continue utilizing mHealth apps, remote monitoring tools, and telemedicine services. In particular, wearable medical devices have the potential to revolutionize the diagnosis, health monitoring, and treatment outcomes of patients throughout the healthcare continuum. Continue reading “Which Mobile Health Devices Are Making Headway in Potentially Diagnosing Disease in the Near Future?”

Smart Pills Enable Comprehensive Health Monitoring (Video)

Smart pills are ingestible medical devices consisting of elements such as sensors, cameras, patches and trackers that help in better diagnostics and monitoring.

These unique devices can be easily swallowed and offer a non-invasive thorough examination of the gastrointestinal (GI) tract. The smart pills also enables comprehensive health monitoring of various physiological metrics and measuring medication adherence in patients. Continue reading “Smart Pills Enable Comprehensive Health Monitoring (Video)”

New Laser System Offers Greater Spectral Sensitivity for Cancer Detection

Mid-infrared (MIR) light is rich with molecular “fingerprint” information that can be used to detect substances from atmospheric pollutants to cancer cells.

While some lasers already operate in this region, enabling a variety of spectroscopy applications, their linewidth is relatively narrow, which limits the types of substances they can detect at any given moment. Continue reading “New Laser System Offers Greater Spectral Sensitivity for Cancer Detection”

Integrated Photonics helps Optical Coherence Tomography to Set New Non-Invasive Standard

Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is a relatively new method of examining living tissue, which uses light instead of needles and incisions. Current OCT systems are rather cumbersome and involve a trolley laden with equipment being pushed through the hospital. This is expensive, unwieldy and unsuitable for a family doctor to carry out a quick check. The Academic Medical Centre of the University of Amsterdam (AMC), among others, is keen to miniaturise the trolley by using integrated optical circuitry. Continue reading “Integrated Photonics helps Optical Coherence Tomography to Set New Non-Invasive Standard”