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Electronic fingertips could lead to smart surgical gloves

    • 30 posts
    August 19, 2012 1:01 PM EDT

    This development in nanotechnology indicates that sometime in the future we could have gloves that "perform surgery by heat-induced local ablation, or even obtain ultrasound imagery of the tissue "at hand"."


    I think the best hypothetical benefit would be the implications to non-invasive procedures. What do you think?

    This post was edited by Jana Grabill at October 4, 2013 9:33 AM EDT
    • 147 posts
    August 20, 2012 3:28 PM EDT

    I bet this technology is closer to being a reality than most probably think. I had the great fortune to work with one of the pioneers of robot-assisted surgery, Dr. Howard "Hap" Paul. As an intern at the Sacramento Animal Medical Group where Dr. Paul worked as a surgeon, I scrubbed in on many "Robodoc" cases for Total Hip Replacement, and a limb sparing surgery for osteosarcoma - where a total knee replacement-type of surgery was performed - all performed with "Robodoc." It was an amazing experience - he was an amazing man and a true visionary and pioneer. You can read more here:

    • 30 posts
    August 21, 2012 9:19 PM EDT

    Very Cool! Found this video as well:




    This post was edited by Jana Grabill at April 6, 2022 4:33 PM EDT