Robotics in Modern Medicine: Where Will Medicine Go?

Science Insights Medicine, 15 November 2017
2017: e000144
Doi: 10.15354/sim.17.re097
 
Review (Narrative)
Robotics in Modern Medicine: Where Will Medicine Go?
Haibo Wu, BNr*,1; Senzhu Bao, MD†,1; Fan Xia, MD*,1; Xiaofeng Shen, MD, MPH*; Yusheng Liu, MD, MS*; Shiqin Xu, MD, MPH*,∆; Fuzhou Wang, MD, PhD*,‡,∆
 
Author Affiliations
1: These authors contributed equally to this work.
*: Department of Anesthesiology, Nanjing Ob/Gyn Hospital, Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing 210004, China
†: Department of Stomatology, Affiliated Hospital of Qinghai University, Xining 811600, Qinghai, China

‡: Group of Neuropharmacology and Neurophysiology,, Division of Neuroscience, The Bonoi Academy of Science and Education, Chapel Hill, NC 27510, USA

∆: Correspondence to: Dr. Shiqin Xu, MD, MPH, Email: xusq@njmu.edu.cn and Dr. Fuzhou Wang, MD, PhD, Email: fred.wang@basehq.org
 
Sci Insigt Med. 2017;2017:e000144. doi:10.15354/sim.17.re097
 
SUMMARY

The major focus of this article is the application, uses and importance of robotics to modern medicine. As we all know that robotics is experiencing rapid growth in terms of modern medicine. To address this major point, a detailed research was conducted and compiled based on previous and current findings particular to this field. This includes notable achievements, early applications, recent innovations, applications and uses, important medical robots today, robotic dentistry and its application, ways by which robotics medicine has improved lives and finally, the future of robotics in modern medicine. All these factors address the issues stated above extensively. It is stated that robotics in application to modern medicine has indeed proved a worthy addition. Though the future of doctors is not yet certain, one thing for sure is medical robots in the nearest future will surely take over 75% of work required in medicine.

Keywords:  Robotics; Modern medicine; Substitution; Artificial intelligence; Future