Doctors have struggled for years in doing spinal surgery with accuracy. They have succeeded several times but there are incidences of failure as well. Robots can undertake the job of spinal surgery with great degree of accuracy.

A robot for spinal surgery has been created by the Nottingham Trent University. The team that has created this robot is lead by Professor Philip Breedon. He is the head of Medical Design Research Group. His team has come up with a robot that can drill holes in vertebrae of human being in the similar fashion as human arms do.

The accuracy level of the surgery performed by this robot is quite high and gives good and satisfactory result to the medical faculty as well as the patient in need of the surgery.

“Surgeons performing life-changing operations to correct spinal conditions such as scoliosis or kyphosis have to ensure pinpoint levels of accuracy are achieved to avoid causing unnecessary and potentially serious injuries,” said Professor Breedon.

The artificial intelligence of the robot involved in the spinal surgery made by Professor Breedon is quite high.

Such robots have two robotic arms that perform surgery or drilling of the vertebrae with accuracy. Such robots are also called as datum or tooling robots.

Such robots work according to the natural movement of the patient and take due precautions if something is moving in the body of the patient.

This type of robot will help in curtailing those lives threatening risks, which are involved in such surgeries. Human hand surgeries can have ample level of risk involved but robots feed in such way with accuracy data are quite efficient in performing spinal surgery with zero level of risk.

It is an outstanding example of improving human life and health care facility and optimizing the medical facility through robotics on this planet.

By‑Alpana Saha               

 

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