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Klinikum forchheim: robotic arm is a great help in surgery

Klinikum forchheim: robotic arm is a great help in surgery

For six months now, a robot has been helping surgeons with knee and hoof operations at the forchheim hospital. The forchheim endoprosthesis center is one of the first five locations in germany to implant prostheses with a computer-controlled robotic arm. Over 30 ops have already been leased in forchheim with the new "mako-system. Chief surgeon uwe lehmann is impressed by the new "surgical colleague robot convincing. "The mobility of our patients is significantly better and they are more satisfied with their life situation after the operation", explains lehmann. This was the result of a survey of 50 surgery patients in forchheim, in which one half was operated on with and one without robotic assistance.

Hospital is a pioneer

The forchheim hospital is thus a pioneer in the field of joint implantation. But the innovative technology is not cheap: the robotic arm costs around 1.5 million euros, and the hospital in forchheim bought the system from the american manufacturer "stryker" leased. The clinic goes into "advance performance, to be able to offer it to all forchheim patients, emphasizes clinic director sven oelkers. He believes that robot-assisted surgery is the way of the future. "We think this system could become standard in the future,".

How the "mako" works-robot: first, a special computer tomography (CT) of the joint to be operated on and a digital 3-D model are created. The data is used to manufacture the individual prosthesis. In the operating room, computer sensors constantly analyze the knee or hoof so that the ligaments can be optimally tensioned.

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Technology expert: google is queasy about data glasses

Technology expert: google is queasy about data glasses

"You can tell google is queasy about this product," scoble said at the next conference in berlin on wednesday. "They have tried to design it in such a way that it doesn’t scare people away."

Scoble is one of the first test users of the data glasses. He doesn’t even notice the glasses most of the time, scoble said. "This is already a part of my life. I’m pretty sure I won’t have a day when I don’t wear one of these."Scoble monitors innovations in technology for storage provider rackspace. Thousands of people follow his reports on social networks.

Google glass is worn like a pair of glasses. A small screen displays information in front of the wearer’s eyes, and a camera can be used to take photos and videos. Then a small lamp lights up.

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Experts convinced of hydrogen

Hydrogen as a form of propulsion was the topic of discussion at this year’s ADAC northern bavaria traffic forum in schlusselfeld, germany. "Hydrogen: material for the mobility of the future!?" According to a press report by the traffic club, the topic was discussed by experts from the ADAC, from research and from the industry.

Mobility of the future? For many, the answer is battery-powered electromobility. When it comes to future forms of propulsion, people often think only of the low-emission e-car. When it comes to finding substitutes for fossil fuels such as petroleum, hydrogen as a storage medium has a very promising long-term future, he says. But only if it is produced regeneratively.

First production vehicles like the toyota mirai and the hyundai nexo are already available on the market. Three main factors have deterred customers from hydrogen technology so far: the question of the safety of the material, the question of the availability of filling stations and clarification on the subject of fuel cells in general.

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Cutting-edge technology from kirchaich

cutting-edge technology from kirchaich

Meeting cutting-edge technology in the steigerwald region was not what the members of the lions club expected when they accepted president johannes kulla’s invitation to visit the company "ritz instruments" in kirchaich.

Plant manager martin moser introduced the guests to the secrets of transformer technology. Transformers are always used when it comes to measuring current and voltage without errors. The plant in oberaurach, which has customers all over the world, employs over 100 people. "Ritz instruments" kirchaich is one of four german locations, plus subsidiaries in austria, hungary, china, singapore, and the u.S.

Deployment at ground zero

the lions were impressed by the technology and its use. As they learned, the company was present when the subway station destroyed by the attack was rebuilt under the former world trade center at ground zero in new york. Transformers from kirchaich are also used in research, for example in the wendelstein 7-x fusion experiment of the max planck institute for plasma physics in greifswald.