|Grade Category||Gr 7-9|
|Team Size||1 person|
|Subject Area||Health Science|
|Summary of Project||In my science fair, I plan to explore robotic technology in surgery. Robots are slowly taking over the world of surgery. Why? There are numerous reasons. For one, the machines have higher precision and more stable “hands and fingers”. They won’t tie large knots with thick sutures, and won’t cut into healthy, normal tissues.Secondly, infection risks are less. Since these robotic surgeons do not require large incisions in the body, depending on the robot, only a couple miniature holes need to be cut in the body. Thus, allowing minimal infection, the insides are not exposed to any bacteria and recovery time is now shortened. As well, with great cuts and openings there is more pain afterwards, so pain would be reduced too if incisions are smaller.
Along with many positive features to robotics and surgery, there are as well, many risks and negatives outcomes and effects. Such risks are just simple ones like, power outages, computer crashes and other electric problems. Now hospitals have backup generators so most of these problems are gone, yet there are still others. I will mention these later. These two sides bring up much controversy and I wish to figure out what the true answer is, based on factual proof. I have been studying this phenomenon for some time now and I wish to uncover both sides to this argument.
|Description of Software Used||WYWIWYG Webbuilder 4.3
MS Photostory 2
|Description of Hardware Used||Lenovo T60 laptops|
|Source of Idea||Saw a brief film of it while watching t-v|
|Description of Special Skills||None|