Emerging Technologies

Nurses at a Dallas hospital are embracing the presence of an assistive robot following a month-long pilot.

A VA nursing home in Albany, New York, is using robotic animals with built-in AI to comfort patients with dementia, according to a report by WNYT News.

Two Duke research teams are taking advantage of the sudden rise of AI in healthcare by using chatbots to provide information about maternal health and mental health tools to women in Kenya.

Moving a motorized wheelchair typically involves operating a joystick or using sensors. That may soon change after Hoobox Robotics, a Brazil-based technology company, teamed up with Intel to create software that uses AI to help the disabled drive motorized wheelchairs with facial expressions, according to a report by USA Today.

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a $3.5 million grant to help researchers develop a robotic system that “destroys” metastatic brain tumors with high-intensity therapeutic ultrasound and real-time imaging.

Florida-based telehealth provider MDLive is now incorporating artificial intelligence (AI) into its virtual healthcare services with its new interactive chatbot named “Sophie,” according to a report by the Sun Sentinel.

Artificial intelligence (AI) is changing the way healthcare providers care for elderly patients through a variety of new AI-powered solutions. One tool that’s making a big splash in the field is the robotic helper, according to a report by Forbes.

A University of Toronto professor believes artificial intelligence (AI) and robotics will play a key role in streamlining healthcare delivery for patients, and hopes a new AI robot can lead the way.

The Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota, is partnering with FundamentalVR, a virtual reality (VR) training and data analysis technology platform in London, to develop several surgical VR simulation and educational products.

Researchers have developed a process to build soft materials on a millimeter scale that may help small robots gain access to unreachable places inside the human body for medical procedures. 

Robot-assisted surgery may be worthwhile for certain procedures, but the helping hand could extend operating times and increase costs of traditional procedures, according to a study published in JAMA.

Surgeons from Maastricht University Medical Center have successfully completed the first super-microsurgical procedure using 'robot hands.'

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Early valve replacement was associated with improved outcomes in a new study published in Circulation.

The Department of Defense is gifting Case Western researchers a grant to study the use of AI in determining whether patients require surgery. 

Research publications by radiologists increased by 167% during the second year of the mentorship program, doctors at West Virginia University reported.

   
   
   
   
   
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