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Surgical Simulators

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Surgical simulators that impart the actual feeling of performing surgery provide obvious training benefits. Here’s how one company helps clinicians perfect the practice. Immersion Medical (Gaithersburg, MD) designs and manufactures surgical simulators. Similar in idea to that of flight simulators for

Surgical Robots for Minimally Invasive Procedures

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The latest, next generation surgeries are being performed today using Intuitive Surgical Inc.’s (Sunnyvale, CA) da Vinci™S HD Surgical System, which allows surgeons to perform the most minimally invasive procedures to date. The system incorporates the height of motion control

Keeping muscles in shape

POSTED: 03/23/2018

For paraplegic people, rehabilitation is frequently a long process; this is why methods and tech-nology that optimize these measures for the patient are so important. At the Bern University of Applied Sciences, many years

Getting a Second Grip on Life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Losing a hand in a tragic event turns everyday tasks into a constant battle. Nothing is the way it was before and even small things suddenly seem impossible. The high-tech Michelangelo Hand prosthesis gives back quality of life

Relaxed golfing with maxon motors

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Golf is becoming increasingly popular and has become a common recreational sport. In the spring and summer millions of people around the world head to the greens to work on their handicap or to just enjoy the game. A golf

Inked to Precision

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The tattoo scene is driven by younger artists who have little in common with the old stereotypes. They create true masterworks using the latest technology. And they all know the maxon “Swiss motor”. The age of rockers and sailors

Android blinks thanks to maxon drive technology

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Imagine you enter a room and see a twin in front of you. It is not made of flesh and blood, but the humanoid robot already bears an uncanny resemblance to its human counterpart. In China, this scenario is no

Respiration therapy with maxon motors

POSTED: 03/23/2018

There are a multitude of sleep diseases and sleep disorders - therefore there is also a large range of available therapy options. Respiration devices for use in clinics and those for home use have one thing

Intensity-Modulated Radiosurgery System

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Engages a shape-shifting multi-leaf collimator to focus radiation on tumors while protecting surrounding healthy tissue in sensitive areas of the body. The problem can be a matter of life and death to the patient. Until a few years ago, head and

Efficient pump system for improved quality of life

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Implantable pump systems are used to treat many medical conditions – including ascites. Severe disorders are frequently the cause for this symptom. To control the fluid that has collected in the abdomen, Sequana Medical

When every tenth of a second counts

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Triathlon and time trial racing are gaining more and more fans every day. Technological innovations, such as an electronic drivetrain, are highly sought-after components when every second counts on the way to the finish line. The EPS (electronic power shift)

Guardians between two worlds

POSTED: 03/23/2018

The kinetic sculptures of the Korean artist U-Ram Choe are composed of acrylic resin, stainless steel and moving elements, and have been fascinating people for two decades. To breathe life into his mythological creature

Taking to the High Skies with maxon motors

POSTED: 03/23/2018

At an altitude of 11 kilometers above the surface of the earth, the air is very thin. Modern pressure cabins and an environmental control system (ECS) ensure a pleasant atmosphere in commercial aircraft. In the new Boeing 787, also known

Staying on Track

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Driver assist systems can help save lives by alerting driver of potential danger. The majority of traffic accidents are caused by human error. In the future, computer-controlled cars will significantly reduce the number of such

maxon motors for better door security

POSTED: 03/23/2018

Around 5.5 million burglaries are committed worldwide every year – more than ten per minute on average. Using secure doors significantly reduces the risk


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