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Robot Roundup

ARTAS: It can harvest hair folicles

John Moe Jan 3, 2012

Meet a robot that can help you get a new head of hair.

From Gizmodo:

Modern surgical hair transplant techniques used to treat male pattern baldness, as opposed to using Rogaine and its ilk, physically replaces lost hair with a patient’s own fuzz from donor areas on the back and/or sides of the scalp.

The ARTAS robotic harvester utilizes a computer-assisted image guidance system to increase the number and quality of usable hair follicles gathered from donor sites. Instead of plucking tufts of follicles out like conventional FUE techniques, the ARTAS can pull individual follicles. It’s more precise and less invasive than what even sure-handed surgeons can accomplish.

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