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Surgery’s past, present and robotic future →  June 29, 2009

The talk about surgical robots is also a talk about surgery. And while I’ve tried to make my images not too graphic, keep in mind that surgeons have a different relationship with blood than normal people do. Because after all, what a surgeon does to a patient, if it were done without consent, would be […]

DeKa prosthetic arm can wield power tools →  May 31, 2009

Next week is VA Research Week, so this week officials from the Veterans Affairs Department were on Capitol Hill talking about past advances in medical technology and showing off some of their newest successes. The most grabbing one – literally – is the new DEKA arm, a cooperative project between the VA and the Defense […]