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NeuroArm at Work
The neuroArm project has created, for the first time, an image-guided magnetic resonance (MR)-compatible robot for microsurgery. The technology that went into developing neuroArm was born of the Canadarm (developed for the Space Shuttle Program), as well as Canadarm2 and Dextre, the Canadian Space Agency's family of space robots on the International Space Station. NeuroArm promises to harness the precision and accuracy of robotics with the executive decision-making capacity of the human mind. When paired with a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system, the surgeon is able to see, in near real time, the status of the lesion, the brain, and the location of surgical tools in relationship.
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