Tuesday, 16 August 2011

Biomedical engineering gives life

As a civil engineer I continue to marvel at the advances in biomedical engineering and much of it happening here in Ireland. This blog is not about an event I attended but a good news story recently from Cork University Maternity Hospital (CUMH)

A robotic system has helped deliver a baby girl at CUMH. The da Vinci surgical system aided mum Anne O'Mahony deliver her new baby girl, Lucy, born on Friday July 22nd last. Anne was one of the first women in Europe to have been assisted in a successful pregnancy as a result of a procedure carried out last year by robotic surgery using the da Vinci surgical system at CUMH.

We all know that Leonardo da Vinci (born Italy 1452), as shown in the image below, was recognised as one of Europe's great engineers in addition to being a renowned painter sculptor and mathematician. He was also a famed inventor of various types of early machine and was a noted student of anatomy and the science of the human body which makes naming the 'da Vinci robot' very apt.

Credit: Free photos from acobox.com

To see a photo of the new arrival and her parents click here

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