Robotic challenges in surgical electronics
This article from the July issue of Electronic Product Design discusses the use of Surgical robotic systems. These complex instruments exist to maximise the chances of successful surgery by providing operating room staff with reliable, rock-steady and untiring assistants.
And, because robotic equipment can be made with more degrees of freedom and greater finesse than the human hand can employ, it can be deployed through smaller incisions, thus reducing the physical trauma to the patient and improving the subsequent recovery time.
Surgical robots, however, are just part of a family of medical electrical systems that demand special care with their design, as Alistair Fleming describes...
Operating rooms are quite unlike any other environment because of the complexity and criticality of procedures that take place. All electrical systems that are used in this space, therefore, need to perform at a high level of precision, reliability and safety.
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