PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY PATRICK LANDMANN / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Advanced robotic surgery. Test room where engineers and surgeons test and develop robotic tools. The tools are controlled by joysticks or voice command. Scans of the patient's internal organs are seen on the screens. Photographed in 2007 at the European Institute of Telesurgery (EITS), in Strasbourg, France. EITS was formed by IRCAD, the French research institute for digestive system cancers, and specialises in laparoscopic surgery (keyhole surgery of the abdomen).
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