Medical robots

Industrial Robot

ISSN: 0143-991x

Article publication date: 20 June 2008



(2008), "Medical robots", Industrial Robot, Vol. 35 No. 4.



Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2008, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Medical robots

Article Type: Web sites From: Industrial Robot: An International Journal, Volume 35, Issue 4

InTouch Health

This is the corporate web site for InTouch Health, a provider of remote presence solutions that enable physicians to easily and more frequently visit with hospital-based patients.

The web site contains information on the company’s portfolio, detailed descriptions of the applications, supported by product images. The web site has a news room with articles and press releases attainting to the company’s work; this also includes downloadable videos of the products in action. Visitors can subscribe to a newsletter.

Intuitive Surgical

This is the company web site for Intuitive Surgical, a leader in the field of robotic-assisted minimally invasive surgery. The company provides surgeons and hospitals with the tools needed to improve clinical outcomes and to help patients return to active and productive lives.

The web site contains a wealth of information on the company’s product portfolio, including high-resolution images and downloadable videos. The web site is set up to be an information resource for hospitals, physicians and patients, including hospital locations, surgeon lists by speciality and FAQs. The site includes a list of upcoming events, as well recent press releases and related articles.


This is the corporate web site for Victhom, a company which develops human bionic devices. Victhom cites its core expertise as its “capability to develop biomechatronic medical devices and to eliminate technology risks”.

The web site contains detailed product information including product videos and images. In addition, the site has various news and press releases to which visitors can subscribe to.

Armstrong Medical

Armstrong Medical, based in Northern Ireland, is a supplier of innovative respiratory disposables for anaesthesia and critical care.

This company web site has a wealth of information about their extensive portfolio, including application benefits and detailed product specifications; it lacks much product imagery, however. The site does include latest industry news, as well as upcoming international and UK exhibition events.


This is the web site for Medtronic, a specialist in medical technology, providing solutions for people with chronic disease. The company offers products, therapies and services that can enhance or extend the lives of patients; conditions include diabetes, heart disease, neurological disorders, and vascular illnesses.

The site has extensive information on the company’s products and applications. Information is included for both patients and physicians to understand more about the various procedures. A comprehensive multimedia library is available for users to download high-res product images and information videos.


This is the web site for Accuray, company developing advanced robotic radiosurgery systems including the CyberKnife System. Currently, Accuray has more than 100 CyberKnife systems installed worldwide.

The site offers a wealth of information on the company’s products, including specifications, applications, downloadable brochures, high-res images and videos. There is a section specifically for patients containing information about the various procedures and a glossary of terms, as well as media section where visitors can access press releases, fact sheets and a variety of patient stories.

Medical Robotics at UC Berkeley

This is the home page for the research group between the Berkeley and San Francisco campuses of University of California, with members from Departments of Electrical Engineering and Computer Sciences, Mechanical Engineering, and Bioengineering of UC Berkeley, and Department of Surgery of UC San Francisco.

The site contains a wealth of information relating to the group’s research projects both past and present, including plenty of images. Alongside this, visitors can access publications, news clips, and related interest web links.

Centre for Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery

This is the web site for the Centre for Medical Robotics and Computer Assisted Surgery, a joint venture between Shadyside Hospital and Carnegie Mellon University.

Visitors can access details on the numerous projects and research performed by the group, including product images and technical papers. In addition, some projects include a “virtual presentations” to give visitors further insights into their application. The site has a list of its members, and medically related weblinks.

Computer-Aided Interventions and Medical Robotics

This is the homepage for CAIMR, the Computer-Aided Interventions and Medical Robotics division of Georgetown University. The group focuses on developing physician-assist systems for precision placement and manipulation of surgical instruments.

The web site includes detailed information on the various research projects underway; these are supported by downloadable images and videos. The site also includes access to publications, as well as information on past and upcoming workshops. Visitors can follow links to further collaborative projects.

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