Less Invasive Obesity Implant

Asst. Prof. Sung Il Park with the prototype implant
Asst. Prof. Sung Il Park with the prototype implant
Matthew Linguist, Texas A&M Engineering

When an obese person really needs to lose weight, gastric bypass surgery is sometimes performed – but it’s quite an invasive procedure. An experimental new implant, however, may produce similar results with much less fuss.

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New Advance in Telerobotic Surgery

The system allows a human operator to feel how close a robotic gripper's fingers are getting to delicate biological tissue
The system allows a human operator to feel how close a robotic gripper’s fingers are getting to delicate biological tissue
Texas A&M University College of Engineering

Telerobotic systems already allow surgeons in one location to control robotic surgical tools in another, so they can perform operations at a distance. A new proximity-sensing system, however, could make such procedures safer and more precise than ever. read more