Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.

A surgical robot made by Linda van den Bedem has tactile “force feedback” which allows surgeons to feel their cuts and sutures.

This technology was developed so that surgeons would know how much resistance and back pressure tissue was giving. The robot, named Sofie, is smaller and more compact than other surgical robots like the Da Vinci Surgical Robot.

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Sofie the surgical robot

Sofie the surgical robot is smaller and more compact that other surgical robots, and now has force feedback. (Photo Credit: Bart van Overbeeke)

Sofie is not currently on the market, and it may be another five years until she is.

This is one more advancement in the important field of robotic medicine. While the concept is not new, force feedback is an important step in bringing on mainstream usage of surgical robots. Sofie’s small size further facilitates adoption of such robotic surgery technology.

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One response to “Surgical Robots With Tactile Force Feedback Allow Surgeons to Feel Their Cuts.”

  1. Artash

    I think you must check also World leading robotic pick/place/sort solutions recently developed by Argon and SVIA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vczDEIWKIhA

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