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Patient is First to Undergo Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implantation


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Patient is First to Undergo Robot-Assisted Cochlear Implantation

The surgical system involves a robotic drill optimized for arguably the riskiest part of the surgery — drilling a tunnel deep through skull bone into the inner ear. This robot drills with the highest degree of accuracy yet reported for a medical device of its kind, and is equipped with a plethora of safety measures, including an optical camera that can track the robot on a scale of 25 microns — less than the width of a human hair.


By AAAS, USA.


Technology Policy Resource.