How Will Future Medical Robots Help Us Live Better

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The first exoskeleton that a future medical robot may walk into is the artificial knee joint. This type of exoskeleton will be used to help people with severe arthritis move their legs without having to deal with the pain. The goal for these robots would be to be able to perform the same tasks as humans do, but without having to deal with all of the things that a person can do on their own. This could end up being extremely helpful to someone who lives alone and has to move around on their own.

Medical Robotic Artificial Arm

Another potential application for future medical robots is that of an artificial arm. Having an arm that is not attached to a human can make going about your daily activities much easier. However, one of the most important considerations for getting this technology to work is that there must be standards in place for the operation. There are many safety standards that have to be followed in order to ensure that these robotic arms do not cause anyone harm. One such standard calls for that all surgical robots are equipped with a backup battery packs in case the primary batteries die.

The next type of future medical robots could have artificial eyes. These devices are called Image Integration Robots. They will be able to diagnose problems and help doctors by allowing them to see pictures of the inside of the body. The picture is usually sent back to the surgeon who can then diagnose the problem and give the patient a treatment plan. This type of robotic surgery is already available for a few select types of eye diseases. However, it will most likely only be available in the future if researchers can find a way to incorporate an LCD display into an exoskeleton system.

Exoskeletons  Are Capable Of Assisting Future Medical Robots

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The next five years will bring even more exoskeletons that are capable of assisting future medical robots in their jobs. In the next five years the list of applications for robotic devices will continue to grow. In fact, it is likely that the exoskeletons that we currently have will not be able to be around much longer. That’s because the material they are made out of will become obsolete in just a few years. So the material that these robots will be made out of will have to be advanced too.

Use Of Tissue Scanners By Medical Robots

It is interesting to consider if future medical robots will be using tissue scanners to allow them to capture and analyze the tissues on the outside of the body. It makes sense that this will be done. Tissue scans can already be done by surgical robots but it can also be done through non-surgical robots. In fact, this technology was recently used in Japan to create a robot that could remove a kidney. However, tissue scanners will be the standard for future robotic surgery and will allow for more detailed scans.

Summing Up

We must take an honest look at the current robotics technologies and identify any flaws that need to be corrected before these robots will be sold to the public. We need to develop certification standards and possibly even some guidelines for manufacturing standards. This will help prevent the manufacture of faulty industrial robots and will help to ensure the highest level of safety. The United States Department of Labor and the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration are investigating the possibility of creating standards for industrial robots and other technologies. In the mean time, any company manufacturing robotic devices need to have in place adequate occupational health and safety regulations for their employees as well as owners.

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