Bristol scientists have developed a medical exoskeleton that will make it easier for surgeons to perform surgery in the near future. It is a control system of the robot’s limbs, applied to the hands of the doctor.
Robots have been in the operating rooms for nearly a decade, supporting surgeons in their work. Machinery year by year is becoming more and more modern and therefore more useful. Soon there will be devices that will provide even more convenience and accuracy of work.
One such tool is a work created by researchers at the University of Western England in Brisoli, which is a direct control system for medical robot limbs, which are placed on the hands of a surgeon. The device is a kind of exoskeleton that provides much more accurate control of the machine. The tools not only move according to the physician’s gestures, but the gloves also have a haptic system that allows you to feel the resistance of the tissue.
The system is complemented by smart glasses that give the doctor a view from inside the patient. Thanks to this solution, the physician is much closer to the procedures than the previous generations of medical robots could provide and thus can perform the procedure faster and more accurately.