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April 07, 2009

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Fred

This is just a new tool for surgeons to operate in a stress-reduced environment. It is more like Lasik where an eye doctor use laser to make programmed precision cut on the cornea. So it is Robot-Assist not robot autonomic surgery.

I am sure it costs a lot of money to buy this tool/toy. The bright side for surgeons is that it may reduce stress and error that could help dropping his mal-practice liability insurance cost. The bright side for the patients is that it might be faster and less intrusive as robot can operate at angles that human finger has no possible control. The patients could also sue the robot manufacturer in addition to the surgeon for damage if the procedure is not successful!! This is the American way of thinking. It is a win-win situation. The only loser is the general public who has to subsidize all these new tool/toy before they become economically viable.

Hospital which can afford this type of gadgets typically are equiped with UPS backup generators. You worry more about deficient progamming than virus as these are typically run on very specialize processors that no high school student could get their hands on.

Fred

This is just a new tool for surgeons to operate in a stress-reduced environment. It is more like Lasik where an eye doctor use laser to make programmed precision cut on the cornea. So it is Robot-Assist not robot autonomic surgery.

I am sure it costs a lot of money to buy this tool/toy. The bright side for surgeons is that it may reduce stress and error that could help dropping his mal-practice liability insurance cost. The bright side for the patients is that it might be faster and less intrusive as robot can operate at angles that human finger has no possible control. The patients could also sue the robot manufacturer in addition to the surgeon for damage if the procedure is not successful!! This is the American way of thinking. It is a win-win situation. The only loser is the general public who has to subsidize all these new tool/toy before they become economically viable.

Hospital which can afford this type of gadgets typically are equiped with UPS backup generators. You worry more about deficient progamming than virus as these are typically run on very specialize processors that no high school student could get their hands on.

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