Monday, 11 Oct, 2010 Technology

Latest Invention: Surgical Robot that Offers Tactile Feedback to Surgeons


Although a surgery assisted by machines is steadier, more accurate and less invasive, one of its main disadvantages is that the controls of the robot don't provide a sense of touch, thus the surgeon is unable to feel any of the resistance put up by the tissues of the patient.

In order to solve the issue, Linda van den Bedem from Eindhoven University of Technology decided to create a surgical robot that offers tactile feedback. The researcher's latest invention is called Sofie, which stands for Surgeon's Operating Force-feedback Interface Eindhoven.

The machine can be controlled with the help of joysticks found on the control panel. It would be interesting to note that the joysticks are harder or easier to move depending on the level of pressure applied by the robot's surgical instruments against the tissues.

It is worth mentioning that such an invention could be used for several tasks such as making stitches, informs Gizmag.

In addition, Van den Bedem's latest invention is more compact if compared to other surgical machines used today. It can be mounted on the operating table, thus if the table is moved the robot moves with it.

In five years the researcher hopes to start commercializing her latest invention.

Powered by


9 votes

//12 Aug 29, 2019 04:43 PM | posted by: Max
Обратный звонок
4 votes

//11 Aug 29, 2019 01:39 PM | posted by: Максим
Просьба перезвонить
10 votes

//10 Aug 13, 2019 03:13 PM | posted by: Станислав
8 votes

//9 Aug 13, 2019 06:03 AM | posted by: Вадим
Как с вами связаться?
9 votes

//8 Aug 09, 2019 11:54 PM | posted by: Антон
Я жду уже час
8 votes

//7 Aug 06, 2019 01:59 AM | posted by: Вика
5 votes

//6 Aug 06, 2019 01:49 AM | posted by: Макс
11 votes

//5 Jul 30, 2019 08:51 AM | posted by: Павел
Пришлите цены
6 votes

//4 Jul 27, 2019 05:57 AM | posted by: Серёжа
12 votes

//3 Jul 06, 2019 04:52 PM | posted by: Max
по заказу
15 votes

//2 Jul 05, 2019 07:57 PM | posted by: Влад
14 votes

//1 Dec 12, 2018 05:11 PM | posted by: Олег
Перезвоните пожалуйста по телефону 8 (495) 374-69-05 , Олег.

Add your comment:

antispam code





Discover, share, comment and discuss with us on a variety of interesting stories. A lot of fascinating things are taking place every day around the globe and we welcome you to this world.