Cambridge Consultants showed off its prototype of a miniaturized robot designed for cataract surgery last week at its annual Innovation Day event. The system, Axsis, is one of the smallest known robots for surgical use, according to the firm, featuring instruments of just 1.8mm in diameter. Get the full story at our sister site, The […]
Tech development group Cambridge Consultants are developing the Axsis, a new, micro-sized robotic surgical unit designed for cataract surgery. Measuring a meager 1.8 millimeters in diameter, the Axsis features 2 robotic arms which use tendon-like cables for precise movement, with each cable measuring just 110 microns in diameter, approximately the same as a human hair. […]
(Reuters) — A prototype surgical tool that combines preoperative CT data with state-of-the-art sensing technology could put the ability to carry out complex operations in the hands of many more doctors, according to its developers. The hand-held device, called Chimaera, could revolutionize the delivery of miniaturized neurostimulators to specific nerves, and give many more patients access […]
By Vaishali Kamat, Head of Digital Health, Cambridge Consultants
Two medical technology partnerships are racing to develop artificial pancreas technology that might represent a new chapter in Type I diabetes management.
An artificial pancreas would automate communication between portable, personal glucose monitors and insulin pumps to help manage diabetes without medical supervision.
MASSDEVICE ON CALL — Men and women with implanted defibrillators may experience sexual performance problems related to a fear of getting shocked during sex, according to the American Heart Assn.
In a survey of more than 150 people, average sexual function scores among men with ICDs were consistent with mild erectile dysfunction while those without the implants were in normal range.
Women’s average scores were similar among those with ICD and those without, but women reporting high level of anxiety had lower sexual function scores.
SuccessEHS gives doctors access to medical records via smartphones: Birmingham, Ala.-based electronic health record developer SuccessEHS launched an Apple Inc. (NSDQ:AAPL) iPhone app that gives healthcare providers access to the company’s EHR system.
Entrepreneurs in the minimally invasive surgery space might wait 12 years for their product to become profitable, but there’s another costly bottom line as well: patient’s well being. While medical technology waits for government approval and adoption by healthcare providers, patients wait as well. Because technological development is leaving the approval process in the dust, doctors can’t provide their patients with the most advanced products.