With thousands of the world’s top surgeons, physiatrists, neurologists and other spine care specialists gathering in Orlando this week, for the 2017 North American Spine Society’s (NASS) largest event of the year we are anticipating countless breakthroughs in this rapidly evolving specialty. This meeting marks the 32nd year of NASS’ annual meeting and is expected to be the largest of its kind.
With the increasing innovation within the Robotic Surgery space, we took a look at how these changes are influencing the laparoscopic, or minimally invasive surgery instrumentation industry.
Our Chief Technology Officer, Roger Smith, PhD, had the chance to test out the FlexDex surgical instrument, which combines the dexterity of robotic surgery with a laparoscopic surgical device. Dr. Smith’s extensive research in robotic surgery has provided him insights on many potential implications for the FlexDex instrument, and how it may play a valuable role in the future of minimally invasive surgery technologies.
Educational technology has been around since the 1920s, when a simple turn on your radio’s dial would allow you to listen to an on-air class. Today, medical students and doctors are only one app download away from so much more than a simple class. With digital technology on the rise, we have compiled a few programs that are changing the way students can learn content for the first time, and also how seasoned doctors can brush up on their skills.
It’s been a productive year in robotics, and medical innovation is leading the charge. As we move into 2017, we took a look back at some of the greatest advancements in robotic surgery this year. Whether it’s a step for surgeon education or a leap for patient safety, this progress is monumental for the growing surgical market. Check out our noted innovations and 2017 predictions below:
Science and technology often take a page out of Mother Nature's book, using environmental adaptations to navigate the complex world of robotics. This month, we caught news of an original robot wiggling its way into future robotic surgeries: the SAW, or Single Actuator Wave-like Robot.
Hiring in the medical field often involves the challenge of finding a balance between medical and technical skills, as well as hospitality, friendliness and openness. Whether you’re in charge of hiring for a medical device company, hospital or general healthcare organization, it’s important to find employees who can not only hold their own in an information-rich industry but also stand out to clients and patients for their stellar work ethic.
Recently, the RFID Journal announced the winners of its 10th annual RFID Journal Awards at the company’s 14th annual conference at the Orange County Convention Center. The goal of these awards is to recognize the organizations using RFID or Radio-frequency identification, which uses electromagnetic fields to automatically identify and track objects. The winners of these awards, use RFID technology to solve a business problem or improve customer service in a new and innovative way. Florida Hospital was named one of the 2016 winners. To read more about the other categories for RFID solutions, visit the RFID Journal website.
Verily keeps popping up in the news, but why is it making all of the headlines? Verily Life Sciences was recently announced as Google’s new life sciences company. The company is joining forces with Johnson & Johnson’s medical device company, Ethicon, to create Verb Surgical with the goal of developing robots and surgical platforms aimed at helping surgeons in the operating room.
Our 3rd Annual Florida Hospital Research Forum runs from April 21-22, and offers the opportunity for researchers from around Central Florida to present their medical research and clinical research to a group of their peers. The conference will be held at the Florida Hospital Orlando, Creation Conference Center, featuring Keynote Speaker Bill Evans and Guest Speaker will Kiminobu Sugaya.
There will be presentations on a wide range of subjects from physical therapy to oncology, and everything in between. We will also be featuring posters throughout the conference area displaying our researchers’ hard work. This conference is a great opportunity for Health and Science professionals to collaborate with like minded individuals on innovative procedures and technology.