Medical Robotics

New Feelings for Surgeons

Posted 30 Nov 2006 at 18:59 UTC by Rog-a-matic Share This

Researchers at Johns Hopkins University are working to provide a sense of touch to surgeons using robots. Doctors need to feel the needle puncturing tissue, tension on a suture, and the texture of a calcification. One possibility is to provide touch feedback in the form of color on a monitor.

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