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Snake-Robots To Assist Surgeons in Tight Spots 35

Posted by Zonk
from the helpful-for-gamers-too-eventually dept.
ferd_farkle writes "Science Daily has an article about engineering advances meant to help steady the hands of surgeons working in really cramped spaces like eyes and throats. From the article: 'The tools include a snakelike robot that could enable surgeons, operating in the narrow throat region, to make incisions and tie sutures with greater dexterity and precision. Another robot, the steady-hand, may curb a surgeon's natural tremor and allow the doctor to inject drugs into tiny blood vessels in the eye, dissolving clots that can damage vision."
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Snake-Robots To Assist Surgeons in Tight Spots

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