The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum announced its full conference agenda for the May 10-11 2023 event at the Boston Convention and Exhibition Center.
Researchers create responsive ankle exoskeleton algorithm
Researchers at the University of Michigan have created a responsive ankle exoskeleton algorithm that uses direct muscle measurement.
J&J’s Ethicon completes first robot-assisted kidney stone removal with Monarch platform
Auris Health, an Ethicon subsidiary, received FDA clearance for Monarch for endourological procedures in May 2022.
ABB uses robots to automate COVID antibody testing
The system, created by ABB and UTMB, can increase the number of neutralizing antibody tests performed from 15 a day to over 1,000 daily.
Soft robotic wearable restores arm function for people with ALS
Researchers developed a sensor system that detects residual movement of an arm and calibrates the appropriate pressurization of the balloon actuator to move the person’s arm smoothly and naturally.
Ronovo Surgical unveils Carina surgical robot platform
Ronovo Surgical announced that it closed a new round of financing, bringing its total funds raised to more than $50 million since 2020.
Asensus Surgical wins CE mark for expanded machine learning
New features from Asensus Surgical include 3D measurement, digital tagging and image enhancement.
Relay Robotics expands senior product leadership team
Relay adds three executives to boost software engineering, product management and industrial design.
How motion engineering helps develop next-gen surgical robots
The single-column, multiple-arm design of conventional surgical robots limits the angle of approach when multiple instruments are deployed. This is the main challenge that needs to be overcome.
Intuitive expects da Vinci procedures to increase at least 12% in 2023
Intuitive Surgical released preliminary Q4 results that included a revenue miss, but the company expects da Vinci surgical robot procedures to grow.
Activ Surgical completes first case with ActivSight
Activ Surgical has completed its first case with ActivSight Intelligent Light, a module that provides enhanced visualization during surgery.
Hello Robot earns $2.5M grant from National Institute of Health
The National Institute on Aging, part of the National Institute of Health, awarded Hello Robot with an approximately $2.5 million grant.
Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum call for speakers
The Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum (May 10-11, 2023 in Boston) addresses engineering challenges faced when designing and developing healthcare robots.
MIT researchers create implantable robotic ventilator
Researchers at MIT have designed a soft, robotic implantable ventilator that can augment the diaphragm’s natural contractions.
Corindus rebrands to Siemens Healthineers Endovascular Robotics
Siemens Healthineers acquired Corindus for $1.1 billion in 2019. Corindus develops the CorPath robot-assisted device for coronary and peripheral vascular procedures.
Intuition Robotics launches ElliQ 2.0 and companion app
Intuition Robotics launched an updated version of its digital care companion for aging adults, that includes hardware and software updates, called ElliQ 2.0.
Ekso Bionics buys Parker Hannifin’s exoskeleton business for $10M
The deal includes the planned development of robotic-assisted orthotic and prosthetic devices, the companies said.
Titan Medical to begin strategic review, may explore sale
Titan Medical announced today that it plans to review and evaluate strategic alternatives to unlock shareholder value.
CMR Surgical, J&J partnering on surgical robotics
Johnson & Johnson’s Ethicon business unit will sell CMR’s surgical robotics system to select hospitals in Italy, France, Germany and Brazil.
Bionaut Labs raises $43M for drug delivery robots
Through magnetic propulsion, the company’s Bionauts can navigate the human body and deliver drugs locally.
CMR Surgical installs 100th Versius surgical robotics system
There are now Versius robots in operation across Europe, Asia, Australia, Latin America, and the Middle East.
Exoskeletons qualify for direct disability compensation in Germany
BARMER announced it will accept a ruling from state courts that made exoskeletons considered as direct disability compensation.