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John Hopkins University Creates the 'da Vinici' to Aid Patients

 - May 24, 2011
References: zdnet & popsci
Utilizing the da Vinci Surgical system, John Hopkins University has created a gesture-controlled medical device. The 'da Vinici' (a robot-assisted surgical device) can now be gesturally controlled with the wave of a hand thanks to the John Hopkins Computational department's program.

Though this is a hack and still in the testing stages, the idea of less contaminated surgical room gives much hope to future patients and the medical world. As technology advances and technique precision become increasingly accurate, we will begin to see medical devices whose original intent are to be gestured controlled robots that aid in performing tough surgeries and medical repairs. It's amazing to think of how the health industry will be revolutionized by inventions like this.