Michelle Butterfield, Times Colonist
Published: Saturday, May 17, 2008
Doctors in Calgary made history when they used a remote controlled robot called the Neuro-Arm to remove an eggshaped brain tumor from a patient at the University of Calgary. The robot has two arms and is controlled by a remote control and imaging system similar to that of a video game.
"NeuroArm has the distinct advantage of being able to move in smaller increments than a surgeon's hand, [Dr. Garnette Sutherland] said.
Typically, the human hand can steady itself and move in increments of one or two millimetres. NeuroArm can move in increments of 50 microns."