Robots have been performing many different jobs in the industrial sector for decades, but did you know that robots are now making the move to the hospital room, and even the operating room? Robot surgery and robot-assisted surgeries are starting to gain momentum in hospitals because of the precision that comes along with robotic technology.
One of the most important traits that a surgeon must have, besides knowledge of anatomy and medicine, is a steady hand. Moving too fast, or having a shaky hand could cause all kinds of problems when opening up the human body and exposing it to the outside world and cutting tools. That is why the precision of a robot is a perfect fit for surgical procedures. There is no doubt and no second-guessing for a robot. It does the job that it is told to perform. It is not prone to the human condition. It also does not shake or make improper movements during a surgery.
This level of precision makes the surgery safer for the patient, with less possibility for doctor error during the procedure. By using robots for surgeries, doctors have also found that patients are able to heal faster than before. With smaller cuts and the use of lasers, robots are able to make procedures less invasive, which promotes healing and less hospital stay for patients.
Overall, while some may be skeptical about having a robot assisting or performing a surgery, they are actually some of the best candidates for the job.
While RobotWorx does not make surgical robots, we do build robots that go on to assemble and mold surgical equipment and tools. We also have products that can cut with lasers in a manufacturer setting. RobotWorx is a certified integrator for several different robotic companies, including FANUC, Motoman, ABB and KUKA. Our staff is dedicated to finding you the right system to match your budget and your application.
For more information, contact RobotWorx today at 740-251-4312.