Joystick-operated robot could help surgeons treat stroke remotely

June 30, 2022

The MIT team envisions that its robotic system could be installed at smaller hospitals and remotely guided by trained surgeons at larger medical centers. The system includes a medical-grade robotic arm with a magnet attached to its wrist. The robotic system, whose movement is controlled through magnets, is designed to remotely assist in endovascular intervention — a procedure performed in emergency situations to treat strokes caused by a blood clot. MIT engineers have developed a telerobotic system to help surgeons quickly and remotely treat patients experiencing a stroke or aneurysm. From there, an operator watched the video while using the joystick to remotely steer the wire through the vessels.

The source of this news is from Massachusetts Institute of Technology

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