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Robotic Scrub Nurses Could Boost OR Efficiencies
Health Leaders Media

Robotic scrub nurses that intuitively recognize hand gestures? They’re not here today, but neither are they the merely stuff of science fiction. One day, surgeons might use gestures to control a robotic scrub nurse or tell a computer to display medical images of the patient during an operation.

It’s a concept reminiscent of the film Minority Report, observes Juan Pablo Wachs, PhD, assistant professor of industrial engineering at Purdue University and one of the brains behind the innovation.