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Robot Completes First Round of 'Supermicrosurgeries' on Human Patients

By New Atlas

February 19, 2020

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A new robot has successfully performed its first round of supermicrosurgical procedures, which involve the delicate reconnection of extremely thin blood and lymph vessels.

Surgeons control the Musa robot, developed by the Dutch startup Microsure, spun out of Eindhoven University of Technology and Maastricht University Medical Centre, translating their hand movements into more precise actions for robotic appendages.

Musa is designed to eliminate hand tremors and other subtle human movements, making supermicrosurgery safer and more controllable.

Said Dr. Shan Shan Qiu Shao of Maastricht University Medical Centre, “The robot allows us to operate on minuscule lymph vessels and blood vessels while getting better results for these complex and exhausting procedures.”

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