Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor. A new system that can anticipate room assignments and suggest which nurses to assign to patients for C-sections and other procedures provided satisfactory recommendations to nurses 90 percent of the time. Today’s robots are awkward co-workers because they are often unable to predict what humans need. In hospitals, robots are employed to perform simple tasks such as delivering supplies and medications.But they have to be explicitly told what to do. Continue reading “Nurses are getting help from robots with scheduling tasks on labor floor (Video)”
“Is this the future?” – Presented by Ellen Willemse, Study Centre for Technology Trends, at Health Tech Event, Dec 08, 2016, High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Nobody can predict the future. Yet the sooner we are aware of changes that may come, the better we can prepare ourselves. A broad range of health related technological developments is translated into short scenarios of the not-too-near future; from self-learning systems to 4D-printing and virtual reality. After the introduction of the scenarios, the floor is open to discussion: do we expect this to come true? Do we want it? Get yourself future ready and join the discussion! Continue reading ““Is this the future?” – Presented by Ellen Willemse, Study Centre for Technology Trends”
“Social Robots, Healthcare & Therapy: Societal needs and the industrial perspective” – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe, at HealthTech Event, Dec 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Social Robots with their intelligent perception, reasoning and interaction capabilities are becoming part of our everyday life towards healthier, smarter and more entertaining lifestyle and ecosystem. The talk will reinforce that the humanoid robots have a range of potential societal applications, and that as a robotics industry, SoftBank Robotics R&D and Innovation is around the centrality of wellbeing of people. The first part of the talk will illustrate some of such use cases for humanoid robot companion. The second part will highlight some of the research directions and results towards achieving such social humanoid robot companion. And last part will present the feedback from real users and conclude by pointing some ethical issues and the grand challenges ahead. Continue reading ““Social Robots, Healthcare & Therapy: Societal needs and the industrial perspective” – Presented by Amit Kumar Pandey, SoftBank Robotics Europe”
“Designing a new generation of robotic instruments; Leaving out the obvious” – Presented by Tim Horeman, TU Delft, at HealthTech Event, December 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Within the TU-Delft MISIT lab, we are developing a new type of cable less articulating laparoscopic instruments that allows complete disassembly of the instrument using a new “leaving out the obvious” design method. Due to the complexity of currently used endoscopic and robotic multi DOF instruments, disassembly for inspection and cleaning is difficult. When tissue gets stuck between moving components, the increased actuation force induces high stresses, increasing the risk on wear and damage. Moreover, tissue residue can contain prions (i.e. Creautzfeldt Jakob) that are not killed in the sterilisation process and can be transferred to other patients. Therefore current reusable instrumentation that cannot be fully detached is potentially unsafe. Solutions to these problems will be presented. Continue reading ““Designing a new generation of robotic instruments; Leaving out the obvious” – Presented by Tim Horeman, TU Delft”
“Hospital-based HTA – a part of the Norwegian system for introduction of new health technologies” – Presented by Brynjar Fure, The Knowledge Center in the Norwegian Institute of Public Health, during the Health Tech Event, Dec 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Norwegian health authorities established a system for introduction of new health technologies in 2013. Mini-HTA, performed at the local level in hospitals, is the basis of this system along with horizon scanning, single technology assessments (STA) and health technology assessments (HTA) performed at the national level by the national HTA-centers. Continue reading ““Hospital-based HTA – a part of the Norwegian system for introduction of new health technologies” – Presented by Brynjar Fure, Norwegian Institute of Public Health”
“Healthcare Photonics” – Presented by Tom Harvey, Centre for Process Innovation Limited, at Health Tech Event, Dec 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands. Continue reading ““Healthcare Photonics” – Presented by Tom Harvey, Centre for Process Innovation Limited”
“Why We Need to Stop Improvising in Healthcare” – Presented by Eric Edelman, Maastricht UMC+, at HealthTech Event, December 08, 2016, at High Tech Campus Eindhoven, The Netherlands.
Rising healthcare expenses are increasingly forcing hospitals and other medical institutions to provide more care using fewer resources. Fragmented and incidental cutting of costs has reached its limits, meaning we need to work smarter by standardizing and optimizing. What does this mean for medical professionals? Will they become assembly line workers, performing the same tasks over and over again? Or are we entering a new era which will empower anyone to contribute to improving healthcare? Continue reading ““Why We Need to Stop Improvising in Healthcare” – Presented by Eric Edelman, Maastricht UMC+”
According to Raimondo Cau the development of robotic technology surgery enters a new domain where medical procedures can be performed that go beyond what is humanly possible. Surgeons are limited by physiological factors in performing microsurgical procedures. That is why only a selected group of surgeons is currently capable of performing high precision surgery. Microsure maximizes surgical capacity by introducing the world’s first microsurgical robot platform. MicroSure’s technology significantly improves the outcome of many existing surgical procedures and enables new treatment options for chronic conditions that currently cannot be solved manually, thereby reducing healthcare costs and improving patients’ lives.
In his presentation Joris Jaspers will give an overview of Robotic systems used in hospitals, their claims and the clinical evidence available. I will also give some insights in present and future developments in this field and will look in how they meet clinical need. He will finish with his future perspective in how we should co-develop (robotic) medical devices for the benefit of patients and health care workers.
Romeo is a humanoid robot from Aldebaran Robotics which is intended to be a genuine personal assistant and companion. Continue reading “Meet Romeo, the humanoid robot assisting elderly people”