Friday, June 26, 2009

Move Over RoboCop coz here comes The Da Vinci Robot!

Last night, the hubby and me was watching an amazing show about a futuristic medical machine, which in my opinion is rocking the medical world. The looks on my other half's face while looking at the monitor was like a kid who just had a new toy. He was really giddy and proudly telling me that he once installed a recording camera inside that machine, and that it cost $1M.Dang! I was totally impressed with this robotic wonder because it really defies the amount of knowledge and skills that humans acquire in such a very demanding field of medical technology. I guess for us women, it is sometimes helpful to know if what's happening in the technology world because it gives our confidence and knowledge some extra edge. I'm the least techy person (I'm more like a tetchy,LOL) to be updated of what's new in the high-tech world, but innovation like this deserves a shout out. Anyway, without further ado, I present, The Da Vinci Robot.

All credits goes to TED.

Surgeon and inventor Catherine Mohr tours the history of surgery (and its pre-painkiller, pre-antiseptic past), then demos some of the newest tools for surgery through tiny incisions, performed using nimble robot hands. Fascinating -- but not for the squeamish.


TED is actually a good website if you want to know and be updated of the latest innovations, watch presentations from the experts, and just be amazed and learned from people with great minds. Registration is free, so sign up and explore all the wonderful presentations.