The MIT (News - Alert) Enterprise Forum, responsible for connecting technology entrepreneurs, is showcasing how robotics can help in the healthcare industry.
Specifically, iRobot co-founder, Colin Angle, will keynote a series event called “Robotics in Healthcare”, discussing how robotics can be an integral tool in hospitals, helping the elderly and issues in rehab environments.
The panel, slated for April 9 at 5:30pm at the MIT Stata Center in Cambridge, MA, features speakers joining Angle to address the growing trend of robotics in healthcare and how beneficial artificial intelligence can be to a community of quality medical care.
David Handler, President and CEO of Corindus Vascular Robotics and Dan Kara, Advisory Board Member, Coroware and Founder and Chairman of the RoboBusiness Leadership Summit are two of the panelists.
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 integrate devices with artificial intelligence, the medical community will expand the ways in which it uses robotics to save patients, improve quality of life and prevent health problems.
The most well-known robot in the medical field, “daVinci”, has been used by surgeons for prostate surgery, cardiac surgery and gynecologic surgery. Criticism remains, however, that the annual maintenance fees, training time and other costs make it difficult for hospitals to see it as a worthy investment.
The aim of the MIT robotics panel will address the concerns hospitals may have about implementing robotics in their healthcare delivery.
Robotics can increase efficiency and quality, reduce errors and improve patient care. Some can reduce personnel time and thereby reduce costs.
Edited by Braden Becker