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2010-06-09 14:22:00

FREMONT, Calif., June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- Curexo Technology Corporation made history on Wednesday, May 26, 2010 when its next-generation ROBODOC® Surgical System assisted Dr. William Bargar as he performed the first commercial hip replacement surgery on Warren Roberts of Davis, CA. Mr. Roberts had his left hip replacement using this robotic device in 1995 as a part of an FDA study. This recent surgery performed at Sutter General in Sacramento was for Mr. Roberts' right...

2010-05-28 18:28:00

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 28 /PRNewswire/ -- Eighteen years ago, orthopedic surgeon William Bargar, M.D. made history when, at Sutter General Hospital in Sacramento, he performed the first-ever hip replacement using a robotic device he developed called ROBODOC®, which improves precision in joint replacement surgery. Warren Roberts of Davis was among Dr. Bargar's first patients; in 1995, he underwent replacement of his left hip as a part of an FDA study using...

2009-01-12 12:05:00

Recent years have seen the rapid emergence of minimally invasive surgery procedures in operating theatres. However, the training of surgeons in this field still leaves much to be desired. Researcher Magdalena Chmarra has changed this state of affairs by developing a realistic training system which records and analyses the surgeon's movements. As a result there is now, for the first time, an objective benchmark for measuring a surgeon's basic skills in the field of minimally invasive surgery....

2008-10-08 12:00:37

SILVER SPRING, Md., Oct. 8 /PRNewswire/ -- SimQuest, a leading developer of technology-assisted education and training, has received grants to develop components of a surgical simulator for training in open access procedures awarded by the National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the National Science Foundation (NSF). The outcome of each grant will be...

2008-09-09 15:00:00

By Damayanti Datta The operation taking place in the green tiled operating room at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) is almost eerie. The patient, anaesthetised and swathed in blue drapes, is lying face up on a narrow table. But no one is touching her. Instead, the lead surgeon, Dr Arvind Kumar, sits some distance away, bowed over what looks like a video-game console. Yet action is taking place. As Kumar's thumbs and forefingers hit the controls, a four-armed robot springs...

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2008-03-21 14:01:17

MEDFORD/SOMERVILLE, Mass. -- New technology at Tufts University's Center for Scientific Visualization is enabling researchers to translate the most abstract, complex scientific concepts into clearer, more precise 3-dimensional images than conventional visualization systems can create. Funded by a $350,000 grant from the National Science Foundation, Tufts' new 14-foot by 8-foot visualization display offers a combination of advanced features found nowhere else in New England and in only a few...

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2008-03-04 04:35:00

NSF makes Carnegie Mellon invention available to more researchers PITTSBURGH"” Computers, long used as tools to design and manipulate three-dimensional objects, may soon provide people with a way to sense the texture of those objects or feel how they fit together, thanks to a haptic, or touch-based, interface developed at Carnegie Mellon University. Unlike most other haptic interfaces that rely on motors and mechanical linkages to provide some sense of touch or force feedback, the...


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