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New technologies in health care — medical robotics and innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering Polish achievements

Krzysztof Starszak, Michał Smoczok, Weronika Starszak
DOI: 10.5603/ChP.2020.0001

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Abstract

In March 2020, the WHO declared a state of a pandemic, which encompassed the whole world. During
the pandemic, numerous new solutions have been introduced and some of the already existing ones
have been improved to increase the safety, both of patients and healthcare professionals. The publication
aims to present the achievements in the field of innovations with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,
considering the activities of Polish scientists. The literature and current data were reviewed and useful in
the topic of research were selected. The pandemic period showed the interdisciplinary nature of medical
robots, both for surgical and diagnostic purposes. Robots are widely used in cleaning and disinfecting
rooms. Patient psychological care systems also deserve attention - during the pandemic, the number of
those in need suffering from mental diseases increased. Medical robotics should be developed and used
more and more commonly.

Abstract

In March 2020, the WHO declared a state of a pandemic, which encompassed the whole world. During
the pandemic, numerous new solutions have been introduced and some of the already existing ones
have been improved to increase the safety, both of patients and healthcare professionals. The publication
aims to present the achievements in the field of innovations with the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic,
considering the activities of Polish scientists. The literature and current data were reviewed and useful in
the topic of research were selected. The pandemic period showed the interdisciplinary nature of medical
robots, both for surgical and diagnostic purposes. Robots are widely used in cleaning and disinfecting
rooms. Patient psychological care systems also deserve attention - during the pandemic, the number of
those in need suffering from mental diseases increased. Medical robotics should be developed and used
more and more commonly.

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Keywords

COVID-19 pandemic; robot surgery; technological innovations

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New technologies in health care — medical robotics and innovations during the COVID-19 pandemic, considering Polish achievements

Journal

Chirurgia Polska (Polish Surgery)

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Ahead of print

Article type

Review paper

Published online

2021-05-18

DOI

10.5603/ChP.2020.0001

Keywords

COVID-19 pandemic
robot surgery
technological innovations

Authors

Krzysztof Starszak
Michał Smoczok
Weronika Starszak

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