The medical field is constantly changing and needing to think on its feet. As a result, innovations are being made on a constant basis which have been shown to improve our lives. One of the newest innovations in medical technology has been Robotic surgery.
Robots are getting smaller, smarter and are able to perform tasks that humans are not able to due to our size and overall functionality. With a robot, we can create tools that can work on a microscopic level and perform tasks that can heal faster leading to less pain and recovery time.
If you have ever watch science fiction programs you will quickly discover that those who create these devices for these programs are also creating innovative paths for the future. Scanning devices that take our temperature, look inside our bodies and can work on individual cells all came from popular science fiction programming. Without these programs, we may have never been as far ahead in technology that we are today.
The first thing is that robots are less invasive. When you hear the word robot we think of large clunky machines with claws for hands and flashing buttons and beeping noises. However, this is not the case. Robots today use lasers, cameras and are guided by software programs that are slower, more precise and can repeat the same actions over and over again exactly as they did. This has made it possible to be less invasive and to have less downtime and incisions to heal with less scaring.
Recovery time used to be day or weeks. With most surgeries today you can pretty much go home the same day and be perfectly fine the next day. This has led to the further development and innovations of robots and robotic technology in the health care field.