Comments on First Zero-Gravity Surgical Robot Demonstration
The same system tested in NASA's NEEMO experiments will now be tested in zero-g on the Vomit Comet. (Read
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|"And then part way through, as the robot is preparing to reconnect a heart artery, the surgeon has to feverishly start pounding [ctrl][alt][delete], or the security software decides to start a scan...."
(john 9/26/2007 7:39:50 AM)
|"You're right, I think you would want to do what you could to make sure the connection was stable. However, most of proposed uses of telemedical surgery are in cases where there is no other choice. For example, an astronaut on the ISS has appendicitis, and can't return to earth for days."
(Bill Christensen 9/26/2007 8:46:21 AM)
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