Robot Doctors: Less Invasion, Quicker Recovery

Jun 23, 2021 | Healthcare Technology, Patient Experience, Robotics

Technology has allowed for a more refined, innovative approach to medicine—especially when it comes to robotics. In our white paper, Technology in the Body: the Future of Healthcare, we discuss the conflation of technology and medicine, and how these developments are improving the quality and longevity of human life.

Robots in Healthcare
As the size of the elderly population increases, a shortage of medical practitioners is a real threat. Tech developers, however, have proposed a way of easing this shortage: the introduction of robotic nurse assistants. In 2013, the FDA approved the first human-interacting autonomous robot for hospitals. Modern robotics has proven itself as a capable contributor to healthcare systems by helping nurses complete basic medical tasks, such as administering medication, taking vitals, and lifting patients.

Similarly, Veebot has been working to automate venipuncture by combining robotics with image-analysis software. The main objective of the Veebot system is to make blood draws safer for both patients and healthcare staff, as well as more cost-effective for medical facilities.

Consider, also, the development of the da Vinci system of robotic surgical tools. This system allows surgeons to operate more efficiently and meticulously by providing a level of control not possible for human hands. When used, a human surgeon is able to manipulate the robot’s “arms” through the use of a sophisticated console. Resulting surgeries are minimally invasive and not subject to the inevitable shaking of human hands. To learn more about this system, download our white paper.

Because these surgeries are minimally invasive, patients experience a quicker recovery. This system has been used more than 6 million times on patients around the world with applications ranging from colorectal and cardiac to thoracic, urologic, and gynecologic surgery.

While the technology is still evolving, the final result will be safer and more effective healthcare. Once a robotic system has been approved, the technology may be further optimized to analyze drawn blood, detect biomarkers, and obtain genetic data in real time, making the whole system more intuitive. All these advancements may mark the best age of healthcare the world has ever seen. Welcome to the healthcare of the future.

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