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- How realistic is it to print body parts, e.g. cartilage using a 3D printer?
- How else can (and is) this technology being used?
Medical News Today - Medical Devices
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Discovery - Fit and Health
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BBC article - Cartilage made using hybrid 3D printer
"Researchers have developed a way to "print" cartilage that could help treat joint diseases and sporting injuries."
Find out more about this medical technology in this BBC article.
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Da Vinci robot
The Da Vinci robot provides 3-D images from incise the body. The multi-arm robot is able to work with pinpoint precision under the control of a human surgeon. Da Vinci robots perform hundreds of thousands of operations each year.
HelpMates robots move quietly around hospitals delivering drugs, blankets and other essentials. Find out more about The HelpMate on this NASA webpage.
Find out about CareBot which is a companion robot designed to help in the care of the elderly.