Robotic anesthesia - a vision for the future of anesthesia

Thomas M Hemmerling, Riccardo Taddei, Mohamad Wehbe, Joshua Morse, Shantale Cyr, Cedrick Zaouter
Translational Medicine @ UniSa 2011, 1: 1-20
This narrative review describes a rationale for robotic anesthesia. It offers a first classification of robotic anesthesia by separating it into pharmacological robots and robots for aiding or replacing manual gestures. Developments in closed loop anesthesia are outlined. First attempts to perform manual tasks using robots are described. A critical analysis of the delayed development and introduction of robots in anesthesia is delivered.

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