Add-On Wearable Monitors Sweat
Sweat, which contains a wide range of biochemical markers, can tell us a lot about our health. Variations in sweat pH can tell us whether our body is dehydrated and can aid the diagnosis of skin conditions such as dermatitis, acne and other skin infections. In diabetic patients, sweat pH may serve as a good indicator of other life-threatening conditions.
Designing Better Nursing Care with Robots
Robots are becoming an increasingly important part of human care, according to researchers based in Japan. To help improve the safety and efficacy of robotic care, the scientists have developed a control method that could help robots better replicate human movement when lifting and moving a patient.
FlexDex Surgical, founded in 2013, is a medical technology company. Its device enables surgeons to perform minimally invasive surgical procedures.
Weed and Litter Killer Robots
A weeding robot for autonomous farming and a robot that liberates the beaches from litter. Those are two innovations brought by the Dutch delegation from Techleap.
First 3D Printed Sensor Operated Prosthetic Arm for Toddlers
The lightweight device with soft grip fingers uses an armband fitted with sensors to detect electrical signals naturally conducted by muscles. This enables the toddler to grip and pick up objects in much the same way as they would with a natural arm.
Polytechnique Montréal - NanoRobotics Laboratory
The NanoRobotics Lab has developed a robotic platform that enables endovascular interventional procedures in deep and difficult to reach areas of the vasculature.
Hephaestus Surgical is a medical device company specialised in laparoscopic instrument holders.
Smart Pyjamas for the Elderly
The "e-skin Sleep & Lounge" is a smart pajama especially designed for elderly people. While it looks no different from a usual pajama on the outside, it can track the daily life of its wearer, analyze sleep conditions, and detect falling.
Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) - Zhao Lab
MIT's Zhao Lab created a magnetically steerable robotic thread designed to navigate the narrow, winding pathways of brain's blood vessels.
World's Smallest Remote Control Robot Actuator
Fingerbot can remotely and mechanically control all the buttons, switches, and toggles anywhere in a home through voice and app. Fingerbot provides a quick, simple and affordable way to retrofit existing devices into IoT devices.
Volkswagen Lets its Charging Robots Loose
Volkswagen provides a glimpse into the future in which the search for charging stations for electric cars comes to an end. Volkswagen Group Components' mobile charging robot takes over this task - and drives to the electric car completely autonomously.
A key turning point in the surgical robot space came in October 2017 when TransEnterix received FDA clearance for its Senhance Surgical Robotic System, which is used in minimally invasive gynaecologic, colorectal, hernia repair, and cholecystectomy procedures.
Simulated Surgical Systems
While most companies provide training software and equipment with the purchase of their system, some focus entirely on developing training platforms for surgeons learning how to operate surgical robots.
Intuitive Surgical was founded in 1995 by Frederic Moll and John Freund and is headquartered in Sunnyvale, California.
OR Productivity designs and manufactures robotic systems that hold and manipulate a camera during laparoscopic abdominal surgical procedures. The company has developed two robotic arm systems, Freehand Vista and Freehand Panorama.
Refueling Satellites in Space, With the Help of a Robot
Many technologies that are essential for daily life — from communications to GPS navigation to weather forecasting — rely on the thousands of satellites that are orbiting Earth. When those satellites run out of gas and stop working, there's not much that can currently be done to fix them.
Curexo operates in two very different fields: medical and trades. The medical field includes surgical robots, rehabilitation robots, robot supplies and services, and artificial joint supplies (implants). Its trades business include food, food additives and livestock products.
Recent High Valuation in Autonomous Mobile Robots in Warehouses
The trend of investment in and acquisition of mobile robotic companies seeking to automate the movement of goods within warehouses, fulfilment centres, and manufacturing facilities is still rising.
IAM Robotics is a small company (18 person) based in the United States. It was borne out of a competition to use a robotic arm to pick a drill, mount the drill head and drill a hole. It currently develops a mobile picking robotic arm.
Right Hand Robotics
Right Hand Robotics (RHR) is a CA based company established in 2014. It has raised some $34m so far.