Catherine Mohr on the future of surgical robots

 

Publicado el 02/05/2014

Robots have for years been in operating theatres, and although they’ve not quite ready to replace a human surgeon, Catherine Mohr’s work means they can help doctors reach ever-more intricate parts of the human body.

Previously an engineer, Mohr switched her attention to medicine and, after inventing the LapCap — a device to make laproscopic surgeries safer — began exploring the field of robotic surgery. Through her role as design leader on the DaVinci Surgical Robotic system, she has worked to create both robots and robot-assisted equipment capable of less invasive and traumatic surgeries, and is developing simulation-based teaching methods for doctors and surgeons at Stanford’s School of Medicine.

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Source: Wired UK·

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