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Encoded data from surgical procedures by robotic arm on a glass platter


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Medical data is among the most sensitive and valuable information.

Safeguarding data against corruption, decay and theft is a priority.

Storing data in glass could help to standardise complicated surgical procedures.

Luke Hares, chief technology officer of CMR said that

"... the secure treatment of medical data and the increasing digitisation of surgery".

Surgical robot arm is designed to carry out intricate surgeries with greater precision, accuracy and dexterity.

Used to treat patients with serious bowel disease or bowel cancer.

Vast amounts of data used to train both future surgeons and surgical robot systems.

Modern cloud systems are efficient for data storage but they might get hacked.

Storing data in glass won’t be corrupted or changed because it’s a permanent record.

Each silica glass platter is tough enough to withstand and could survive for tens of thousands of years.

Research by CMR Surgical and Microsoft.

Storing data on glass platters could improve the outcome of surgeries

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Company designing next-generation tool for surgery.

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Technology Director at CMR Surgical.


American multinational technology company.