This Surgical Arm Can Hold and Grasp Surgical Tools

By: Rahul Kalvapalle - Nov 5, 2015
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A group of innovative scientists and engineers based at the Fraunhofer Institute in Germany have developed an incredibly high-tech and futuristic surgical arm that works in a robotic manner to assist surgeons on the operating table. The device is essentially a metal hand that allows surgeons more direct control over what's going on on the operating table.

The device is capable of sturdily holding onto the typical surgical instruments commonly seen in operating rooms of hospitals. It can operate things like endoscopes, which are devices that are used to capture footage inside patient's bodies. Once a surgeon makes the first incision, the surgical arm can then hold the tool and change around its position without causing any damage or making unwanted contact inside the patient's body.

Ultimately, the surgical arm will enable surgeons to carry out procedures more efficiently and safely.