Robots play a critical -- and growing -- role in modern medicine, from training the next generation of doctors, dentists, and nurses, to comforting and protecting elderly patients in the early stages of dementia. Using robots, medical professionals can make smaller incisions for shorter surgeries, reducing hospital stays and improving patients' prognoses and saving costs. As robots become even smaller and developers continue to further integrate the devices with artificial intelligence, the medi
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Intuitive Surgical developed the da Vinci robotic system to perform minimally invasive surgeries through superior visualization, enhanced dexterity, greater precision, and ergonomic comfort. With incisions of only 1 or 2 centimeters, surgeons can perform even complex procedures such as open-heart surgery, according to Intuitive Surgical. The system reduces hospital stays by half, reducing costs by about one-third, because of less pain and speedier recovery, according to the company.
Top IT Trends to Watch in Financial ServicesIT pros at banks, investment houses, insurance companies, and other financial services organizations are focused on a range of issues, from peer-to-peer lending to cybersecurity to performance, agility, and compliance. It all matters.
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