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Johns Hopkins University
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Baltimore, Maryland 21231
Phone: (443) 287-9960 | Fax (443) 287-9920

November 13, 2006
CONTACT: Phil Sneiderman
(443) 287-9960

Medical Robotics at Johns Hopkins University
A Peek into the Operating Room of the Future Click on the image to watch the video in Windows Media format.

Faculty members and students affiliated with the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Computer-Integrated Surgical Systems and Technology, based at Johns Hopkins, want to transform and improve the way many medical procedures are performed.

Their projects include a snake-like robot, which could allow surgeons to operate more effectively in a patient’s throat, and a steady-head robot, which may someday permit doctors to inject vision-saving medication into a tiny blood vessel within the human eye. Other researchers want to add a sense of touch, also called “haptic feedback,” to robotic surgical tools. Still others are using the data collected by robotic surgery tools to help decipher “the language of surgery,” a mathematical representation of the operating room movements made by skilled physicians.

To see and hear more about these medical robotics projects at Johns Hopkins, please watch the short video via the links below.

The video in Windows Media format.

Watch the video in QuickTime format.
(QuickTime 5 or above needed to view.)

Related Medical Robotics News Releases

>> Researcher Gives Robotic Surgery Tools a Sense of Touch
>> Computer Scientists Unravel Language of Surgery
>> Snake-Like Robot and Steady-Hand System Could Assist Surgeons


If you have any problems viewing these presentations, please contact Phil Sneiderman at: prs@jhu.edu

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