Share Tweet Email Copy Link Copied by Techdirt [email protected] The American Medical Association, which has a reputation for being the most progressive in medicine, just published its first patent application in U.K. medical history.
The application, submitted on March 5, is a novel method of using a robotic arm to operate a machine.
It is an effort by the AMA to be able to bring the benefits of robotics to the clinic and to the patient.
“Patients with spinal cord injuries can be paralyzed for a few months without having to undergo surgery,” AMA president and CEO Michael A. Lynch said in a statement.
“With the advancement of robotic surgery, we have been able to improve care by increasing access to quality care and reducing the time needed to get to a hospital for care.”
The AMA was founded in 1872, and is the largest and oldest of the United States’ medical associations.
It represents approximately 2.2 million doctors and nurses.
It has also been involved in robotics, robotics and medical devices since 2002.
Its most recent patent, issued in May, is aimed at helping doctors and patients better coordinate care.
AMA President and CEO Dr. Michael A Lynch said he expects the new invention will be used to improve patient care and patient safety.
The robot is an autonomous prosthetic arm that has three legs that are capable of walking, jumping, and lifting.
It weighs less than 30 pounds and can be operated by the patient or an assistant.
The AMA claims that the robot is able to accomplish the tasks of surgery, monitoring blood flow and adjusting blood pressure and cholesterol levels to the needs of the patient, and will help patients who have spinal cord injury, including those who have been paralyzed.
“In addition to improving patient outcomes, the use of robotic prostheses could also have the potential to increase efficiency in care, reduce medical errors, reduce costs, and reduce hospital stays,” the AMA statement reads.
Lynch did not elaborate on the benefits or benefits of the robot’s use in the hospital.