Digital World: The operating room of tomorrow – today

19.07.2011                      17.Tammus, 5771                     Fasttag im Tammus

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Digital World: The operating room of tomorrow – today

The technological revolution that in medical care has been going on for some time now.

Despite the promises of scientists, robots have not eliminated the drudgery of housework or the hassle of preparing dinner.
Ever try to clean your floor using one of those robot vacuum cleaners? Case closed – robots are just not ready for prime time.
Not in the home, at least. But in hospital operating rooms, robots are constant companions, “colleagues” that doctors and nurses rely on for a variety of very important tasks. In US operating rooms, for example, some 80 percent of prostate operations are performed in whole or part by robots, as are most oncological-gynecological operations. In fact, some experts say, robot doctors could within several decades outnumber “real” doctors in operating rooms! It’s all part of the technological revolution that in medical care that has been going on for some time now – one that has strong roots in Israel, where many of the innovations used in streamlined, networked and more precise treatment were developed, says Dr. Bengt Nielsen, director of research for GE Healthcare in Europe, Africa and the Middle East….