Healthcare Robots

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 […]

Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) and Surgical Robotics

If you’re unfortunate enough to end up working in some unfulfilling finance role, you’ll spend the majority of your time trying to elbow your way to the front of the pack for a promotion. Then, when you finally do get that promotion, you get to listen to all your coworkers whinge about why they didn’t get promoted instead […]

Medtronic Stock After the Mazor Robotics Acquisition

“Our favorite holding period is forever,” said Warren Buffet once, and that’s the sort of mindset that we use when investing our own money. While we’re constantly coming across interesting technologies to invest in, we also see plenty companies crash and burn after everyone thought they would be the next Microsoft. If you’re going to hold […]

3 Startups Using Augmented Reality in Surgery

Tech billionaire Peter Thiel famously said, “We wanted flying cars, instead we got 140 characters.” The comment obviously refers to how technological promises often fall short of expectations. While there are plenty of companies building flying cars (or, as we call them, helicopters), his point is a valid one. Take the example of the behemoth […]

8 Types of Robotic Surgery Being Used Today

The world changed forever in the year 2000. After Y2K ended up being quite benign, the Dot-com bubble burst, sending stocks into a tailspin that took years of recovery. The last original Peanuts comic strip was published following the death of Charles Schulz, meaning Charlie Brown will never kiss the Little Red-Haired Girl. The billionth […]

A Robotic Hair Transplant Startup Files For IPO

There’s an old classic out there called Reminiscences of a Stock Operator, and if you have any desire to learn about the sorts of emotions you will feel as an investor then you should read it. It’s actually quite an enjoyable read for a finance book, and one of the things it points out are the various […]

The Most Incredible Bionic Hand You’ve Ever Seen

Whether you like it or not, humans are going to start getting modified and improved in much the same way you upgrade the components of your car. When it comes to brain modifications, some say that those who choose not to participate will become so leapfrogged in intelligence that they will be considered in much the […]

Globus Medical – A Future Medical Robot Stock?

With artificial intelligence and robotics coming of age, there are all kinds of applications in the medical industry that lend themselves to these technologies. Using robots for surgery is one possible application, and we recently wrote about 10 medical robot companies working in this space. We also pointed out a small pure-play stock called Mazor […]

Little Known Surgical Robot Stock Mazor Robotics

Last month we wrote about 10 companies building surgical robots. There were at least 3 key takeaways from that article as follows: There is a lot of money to be made in this space. Investors in the biggest publicly traded surgical robot company, Intuitive Surgical (NASDAQ:ISRG), made a return of +3,687% over the past 16 years. […]