Sunday, July 29, 2012

Robot aids surgeons in catheter procedures, helps avoid radiation

Robot aids surgeons in catheter procedures, helps avoid radiation

Published on Jul 26, 2012 by 
Corindus Vascular Robotics, a leading developer of precision vascular robotics, today announced FDA 510(k) clearance has been granted for the CorPath 200 System to be used in percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI). The technology is now approved in the United States to assist interventional cardiologists in performing PCI, a procedure to restore blood flow to blocked arteries in patients with coronary artery disease (CAD).

"We are pleased to have received clearance from the FDA for the world's first system designed for robotic-assisted PCI procedures," said David M. Handler, President and CEO of Corindus Vascular Robotics. "This is an important milestone for interventional cardiology as we take the next step in transforming the way these procedures are performed in the future. The CorPath System offers hospitals the opportunity to bring robotic-assisted technology benefits to their coronary patients and their physicians."

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Hologram "Libby" Greets Visitors to Newark Liberty Airport

Creepy Computer-Generated Avatar Greets Travelers At Newark Liberty
Port Authority Of N.Y./N.J. Spends $180,000 On New 'Help' For Area Airports

Friday, July 27, 2012

Robot Doctor Headed to a Hospital Near You

Published on Jul 25, 2012 by 
The latest creation from Bedford, Mass., company iRobot is a 5-foot, 4-inch, remotely controlled, physician on wheels named "RP-VITA." It's expected to be in hospitals across the country by the end of the year. WBZ News' Lisa Hughes reports.

Wired Magazine Article on the Domestic Drone Boom

Wired has a great article about and how drone technology is today where home computers were in the seventies.

How I Accidentally Kickstarted the Domestic Drone Boom

I looked for examples of videos people have uploaded using their kits and there's some great stuff out there!

Published on Jun 23, 2012 by 
QuadCopter Based on the APM 2.0 controller, hobbyking SK450mm frame, NTM 26-28a motors, blueseries 30 ESC

Uploaded by  on Aug 9, 2009
A 60-second entry to the DIY Drones Trust Time Trial (T3) contest. Five waypoints hit in an X pattern with the corners at least 200m apart