Robot to help neurosurgery

A robot to help neurosurgery has recently been developed at University of Calgary. The invention, called the NeuroArm, represents a great step forward in the field of surgery that will allow to eliminate mistakes often made by surgeons. The development process of the first MRI-compatible robot in the world lasted for six years and required close international collaboration of professionals in physics, software, optics and mechanics.

The robot, developed to works with real-time MR imaging, will be controlled by a surgeon via a computer workstation. The surgery will be performed on a microscopic scale. Right now the scientists conduct the thorough testing of the NeuroArm that is no doubt one of the most advanced robotic systems ever developed.

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