Despite strong economic headwinds from global shutdowns in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, some funding and merger activity continued in April 2020, particularly in healthcare, transportation, and manufacturing.
maxon, a Swiss developer and manufacturer of drive systems, is a long-time partner of leading medical technology companies worldwide. Its products are used in medical devices such as ventilators, respirators, protection masks and lab automation. During these unprecedented times, maxon is focused on supporting the companies producing these life-saving devices so desperately needed during this…
While much of the interest and investment in healthcare robotics focuses on surgical systems, nonsurgical applications are also maturiing.
The second annual Healthcare Robotics Engineering Forum, which is scheduled for September in Boston, is seeking qualified and engaging expert speakers.
Diligent Robotics plans to use its funding to scale its Moxi mobile manipulation system to a wider customer base and to expand its hardware and software product development.
Exoskeleton companies have long been working with healthcare coverage providers to develop general coverage policies for exoskeletons. But many providers still look at exoskeletons on a case-by-case basis. ReWalk Robotics, a developer of medical exoskeletons for individuals with lower limb disabilities, said it is making some progress with a group of German statutory health insurers…
Field robots, industrial automation, self-driving vehicles, and healthcare systems received funding in February 2020.
Rather than take jobs, robots can address HR concerns about recruitment, morale, and retention through safe collaboration and improved work environments, states a KUKA VP.
ReWalk Robotics has completed a fundraising round to continue its research and development around the ReWalk exoskeleton and ReStore rehabilitation device, as well as business functions.
Medtronic and Digital Surgical expect to co-develop systems providing AI and data analytics for laparoscopic and robot-assisted surgery.
Orpheus Medical, whose informatics platform enables surgeons to capture, share, and archive images and video, will gain global reach with new parent Intuitive Surgical.
The addition of a robotic assistant for cranial procedures helps surgeons improve accuracy, reduce recovery time for pediatric patients.
AVRA Medical Robotics has stabilized its finances as it continues developing a fully autonomous surgical system and submitting it for regulatory approval.
In January 2020, robotics investments and mergers and acquisitions showed continued strength across applications, even as economic challenges affected manufacturing and food service robots.
Titan Medical, which has delayed filing its Sport robot-assisted surgical system with the FDA, is looking for a buyer to help it commercialize Sport.
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Company also applies to FDA to evaluate safety and efficacy of system for colon resection surgeries.
Powered exoskeletons can assist humans with lifting up to 200 pounds in industrial and dangerous settings.
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Robot that unfolds inside the body requires innovative engineering solutions.
Demonstration aimed to show feasibility of long-distance, multi-location remote procedures for robotic heart surgery.
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Robotic simulators help train medical students face real-life scenarios without endangering patients.
Less bulky system able to allow users with limited mobility to expend less energy when walking and running.
California hospital to use Auris Health Monarch Platform for detection and treatment of lung cancer.