Robotics in Healthcare Promises to Revolutionize Industry

The market of medical and healthcare robotics is increasingly growing and it promises to revolutionize the industry even further.


According to a report by Grand View Research, Inc., the market growth of robotics in healthcare is expected to reach 17.8 million in 2022.


The report included the leading factors for this market growth which include: Increasing demand for robotic surgeries, continual advancement in healthcare infrastructure, developing reimbursement policies, and increasing awareness levels amongst healthcare organizations and practitioners.


The report also found that the integration of multiple systems is expected to boost demand over the estimated period. For instance, new generation robotics systems integrated with advanced data recorders, remote navigation systems, HD microscopic cameras, data analytic systems, motion sensors; 3D-Imaging and robotic controlled catheter.


In the article “Vitality of Robotics in Healthcare Industry: An Internet of Things (IoT) Perspective,” published in 2017, the authors argue that a combination of Robotics and Machine Learning leads in robots with the capability to do those jobs on their own.


The increasing demand for information technology in healthcare leads to robotics into it. In addition, the advanced applications of robotics in healthcare boost the market growth in the upcoming years.


The article also states that “as the world population increases the use of minimally invasive robotic surgeries increases which will provide sustainability to the disorders such as neurological, orthopaedics and others.”


Application of robotics in healthcare


In the healthcare industry, robots perform integrated duties using mechanics and electronics such as force or movement measurement or sensor system technologies. Robots are expected to care for patients, rehabilitation, e-health, monitoring patients, and medical interventions if needed.  


Robotics applications are currently mainly used in rehabilitation and in surgery.


In terms of rehabilitation, the goal is to serve patients who have permanently or temporarily (in some cases) lost part of their physical or mental abilities. It serves as a tool to compensate their disabilities. The rehabilitation robotics consists of prosthetic, orthotic, therapeutic and exoskeleton robotic systems.


In surgery, the option for using robotic systems arises when physicians are not able to perform because of “precision, repeatability, and endurance.”


Robots are able to perform well in small spaces inside the human body, and it is for that reason that they have become popular in the following field: precision and microsurgery; minimally invasive surgery, nanobots, remote surgery via IoT based platforms, and surgery assistant.


It is also important to note that robotic surgery market is isolated based on the components and services. It includes robotic surgical systems, instruments and accessories, and services.





It is critical to understand that the outcomes of robotics applications in healthcare are extremely valuable in the industry. Robotics in medicine gives technical solutions to different procedures across the field.


For instance, in surgery, robotics has proved that it reduces timing and risks. Today, due to its results and popularity, prostate and cardiac procedures are performed by medical robotics.


Robotics play a vital role in the medical field. In the surgical field, scientists are trying to overcome any limitations of actual robotic systems. In the near future, robotic systems will lower overall costs, and shorten set-up time with the help of a well trained medical staff and even remote telementoring could become available. 

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