Robotic Snake Could Search for and Destroy Tumours

Published date : 27 September 2012
Article date : 27 September 2012

An article hosted on reports that engineers from OC Robotics in Bristol, UK, have taken clinicians a step closer to using a Prometheus-style med pod. At the recently concluded International Conference on Oncological Engineering, developers unveiled a prototype medical robot to help surgeons reach deep inside patients, without the need for open surgery. Apparently, once the device is ready for prime time, a surgeon could use it to locate and eradicate tumours. 
The articles goes on to say that developers claim that the mecha-snake will result in minimally invasive procedures. Once fully developed, the snake will enter the body via a local incision or through a bodily orifice. This will allow surgeons to look and feel inside the body. The device will also be equipped with a camera and other sensitive equipment allowing surgeons to track and guide its progress.
Source: George Dvorsky, (original source - BBC).
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