Healthcare Robots

Vicarious Surgical Stock – Surgical Robots With VR

“Vicarious Surgical develops virtual reality (VR) software for minimally invasive surgery procedures.” That’s what Crunchbase says today, and that’s what we thought they were doing when we first wrote about the company back in 2017 in a piece titled 15 Virtual Reality Startups in Healthcare. At the time, we didn’t think VR surgeries made much […]

Bionaut Sends Robots into the Human Body to Treat Disease

It may sound like science fiction, but there was a time when people were optimistic about the future. Perhaps no other decade embodies that optimism than the 1960s, though maybe it was all of the psychedelic drugs. Still, we made it to the moon, and sci-fi shows like “Star Trek” offered an inspiring vision of […]

Robocath Commercializes Robotic Heart Surgery System

We recently profiled an AI healthcare startup called AliveCor, which has developed machine learning algorithms that turn smartphones into clinical-grade electrocardiogram (ECG) recorders using only a small handheld device. It fit snugly into our ongoing coverage of remote patient monitoring in the Age of Rona. We’ve also written quite a bit about the increasing role […]

A Dental Robot That Helps With Dental Surgeries

In Body Rituals of the Nacirema, anthropologist Horace Miner describes a North American group of people with some strange rituals. One involves a “holy mouth man” who uses a variety of augers, awls, and prods as objects in the exorcism of the evils of the mouth. It’s a process that involves almost unbelievable ritual torture […]

6 Robotic Surgery Stocks for Retail Investors

Earlier this year, we wrote about the increasingly important role of healthcare robotics in smart hospital settings to help cut down on infections, as well as other nasty viruses and bacteria. Service robots can help deliver medications or sanitize hospital rooms, with the goal to reduce contact between human petri dishes in critical care conditions […]

7 Healthcare Robots for the Smart Hospital of the Future

Funny how quickly a little pandemic can change your perspective. For years, we’ve been writing about what kind of jobs robots will do in the future – and how many humans will end up doing value-added tasks in the unemployment line. There’s certainly some valid concern about the loss of high-paying white-collar jobs, as well […]

CMR Surgical Deploys Its Surgical Robotic System Versius

In this day and age where we’ve turned over initial medical diagnoses to artificially intelligent bots, it’s hard to imagine a time when technology did not play a central role in healthcare. Yet leeches were still considered high-tech as recently as the 19th century – and are making something of a comeback today in some […]

Stryker’s Adoption of Robotics and 3D Printing

As the Nanalyze brand continues to grow, so do the number of emails we receive on any given day. From the interesting schizophrenics that email us, to the uninteresting public relations people that think we’ll drop everything and write about their paying clients for free, people email us with all kinds of different questions. One commonly asked […]

When Will Bionic Arms Become More Affordable?

We think it’s pretty well impossible to be a geek about emerging technologies without being a science fiction fan. The best sci-fi isn’t just about hookups between ruggedly pudgy starship captains and hot, oversexed alien chicks. It’s a crystal ball into the future. Take the 1970s TV show The Six Million Dollar Man about an […]

The Future of Medical Imaging Technology for Surgery

Every entrepreneur out there who has tried to get a business off the ground knows how important execution is. Someone else can take your exact same idea, execute on it better than you, and put you out of business. One way to keep other people from using your idea is to have some intellectual property (IP) that […]