Oncology & Cancer

Video: How robotic bronchoscopy helps diagnose lung cancer

When caught early, lung cancer can often be successfully treated. The problem, however, is that there typically aren't any symptoms in its early stages. That makes the early detection of lung cancer all the more important.

Biomedical technology

Kenyan innovators turn e-waste to bio-robotic prosthetic

Twoportraits of Albert Einstein hang on the walls of a makeshift laboratory on Nairobi's outskirts, inspiring a pair of self-taught Kenyan innovators who have built a bio-robotic prosthetic arm out of electronic scrap.

Biomedical technology

Augmenting the human body with a wearable robotic arm

Imagine having a third arm—a robotic one—to assist you with daily living. Silvestro Micera from EPFL, Switzerland, is engineering the human nervous system to make this a possibility.

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